Summer in Minnesota is unpredictable. A perfect summer day can give way to an evening that is “just a bit chilly”. A fire feature is a good idea no matter if it’s spring, summer, or fall. A fireplace can complete a space, making it feel homier and cozier, so families have the perfect place to hang out outside.

Here are a few trends to consider when brainstorming how you want your outdoor living space to be designed:

Focal Point

Just like when installing a fireplace in the home, landscapers are making the fireplace the focal point of the outdoor lounge area—especially when it’s designed around a large space like the one pictured above. With a kitchen, grill, overhead cover, TV, plush seating, and a fireplace, it feels like an extension of your home. We love designing cozy, amazing spaces like this, and it’s clearly become a trend among homeowners.

Firepit Gathering

If you’re looking for a modern approach to a bonfire, a firepit is the perfect solution. It’s a more permanent addition, and paired with a paver patio, it gives your backyard an aesthetically pleasing place to relax while still opening the space up to nature.

Modern Design

If you prefer a modern approach to outdoor living, then a fire table might be your best choice. These are becoming popular because of their dual purpose as a place to gather and an easy spot to sit and share a meal. Plus, you can easily control the fire with the flip of a switch. They’re especially appealing in an area like the one pictured above, where you can split your time between cooking, relaxing, and chatting.

Customizable fireplace

The facing materials of a fireplace are highly customizable, which makes them a great centerpiece for the outdoor living aesthetic you’re trying to plan. They can be chosen based on color, shape, and size, so you can fit it to your preference. Whether you go for stone or brick, for example, the fireplace will stand up against the elements so you can enjoy it for years to come.

When designing your outdoor living area, our experts will take all of your requests into consideration. Give us a call if you’re interested in learning more about the perfect patio/lounge space with a fireplace addition.