Remodeling your outdoor space? Consider a fireplace

While all homeowners may wish they had unlimited resources to make upgrades, most people need to prioritize a bit due to time and money. For many these days, the goal is extending living and entertaining areas outdoors: 56 percent of homeowners are making updates to improve their yards for entertaining, according to a Houzz Landscaping Trends study.

To that end, the number one design element in outdoor renovations is a fire feature. This could be because outdoor fireplaces extend the season by adding warmth, provide a visual focal point around which to gather, and offer an opportunity to personalize the space. And if you are looking for a great return on investment, this addition can be beneficial when it’s time to sell: an outdoor fireplace can increase a home’s value up to $3,500, according to the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook. For free resources on selecting the right fireplace for you, visit

When upgrading your home’s outdoor spaces, consider those additions and renovations that offer greater comfort now, and greater profit later. - StatePoint

Posted on June 11, 2017 .