Four Reasons Why You NEED an Exterior Fireplace

For those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, a wonderful addition to your home’s outside area is an exterior fireplace. There are a number of reasons why it is desirable for many people, and an exterior fireplace can transform not only your house, but your life. The way that you spend the evening, the way that you entertain or even the way that you eat!

Outside Fireplace

If you haven’t already thought about it, here are four great reasons why, if you have an outside area, you need an exterior fireplace in your life:

To make the summer last longer

Spending time outside is one of the beauties of a long and warm summer. But when the nights start to get cooler, we reluctantly find ourselves having to spend the evening inside. With an exterior fireplace, you can make the summer last just that little bit longer. The heat and light provided by your fireplace means that you can withstand the cooler temperatures and make that summer feeling last a touch longer.

Great for entertaining

Another beautiful thing about the summer is the ability to entertain your friends and family outside. An exterior fireplace is perfect for entertaining. It gives you a centrepiece to gather round, with the mesmerizing dancing frames creating a relaxed and tranquil ambiance, as well as the heat to take the chill out of the cool evening. For those who are budding chefs, they can also be used to cook for your friends and family – whether it is a barbecue, or just toasting marshmallows.


For those who enjoy a good old barbecue, an exterior fireplace is a great option. A rack can be put over the ‘fire’ to cook on, and it is perfect for cooking anything from a barbecue to stews to soups and toasting bread or marshmallows, like those old campfire days. And, as you are in the comfort of your own home, you could even have a sing if you desire.

Outdoor feature

The fourth great reason to get an exterior fireplace is that it makes a beautiful and interesting feature for your outside space. Whether you have an enormous secret garden full of plants, cubby holes and secret hiding places, or an urban paved outside area, an exterior fireplace can be a wonderful addition. There are a number of different styles available which can suit any garden style, from rustic to modern looking.

When you are considering an exterior fireplace, you will obviously have a few ideas of what kind of thing you are after. You can also speak to a home renovations designer to really understand what options there are for you in terms of style, fuel and functionality. One thing is for sure though, whatever exterior fireplace you choose, you are making a great decision in getting one, as it will not only aesthetically benefit your home, but it will also enrich your life beyond anything that you ever imagined.

If you are interested in an outdoor fireplace in the Toronto area, Under the Sun Home Renovations can help your dream come true.