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Because fireplaces are often made from stone, they can seem cold and harsh in the landscape. Soften yours with container gardens or vines that climb on the structure. (Be sure to keep them away from the opening and any vents, though.)
Adding a fireplace to the outside of your home -- especially if you already have a chimney -- can be a great way to add interest to your home's architecture and give you another place to enjoy the outdoors.
Don't let a plain old retaining wall make your yard feel ho-hum. This fireplace beautifully dresses up a hillside. Bonus: Because it's on a slope, the fireplace doesn't block a view or take up valuable space.
Let's face it: The main reason for a fireplace is its ambience. Enhance the warm glow by adding even more light. Here, a collection of candles on the mantel, and tucked away in the wall, casts an enchanting scene.
Re-create an amenity of a high-class resort by putting a small fireplace by your pool. It's a perfect way to warm up after an early-morning or nighttime swim!
Create an intriguing destination by using curves instead of straight lines. This fireplace is a beautiful addition to the landscape and, thanks to its organic shape, blends in well with the surroundings.
If you have an outdoor fireplace, you want it to be special. Unfortunately, some aren't built that way. Here, a simple nook in a gray stone wall is accented by a set of brightly colored chairs and a couple of side tables.
Embellish an outdoor fireplace with a ceramic tile. The wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors allows you to personalize your fireplace so it reflects your personality and matches the overall feel of your landscape.
Create a focal point with a large stone fireplace. This one features rough fieldstone, which gives it a rustic look that fits well with the wooded setting. Ledges mark the edge of this outdoor room and offer guests a place to sit and enjoy the fire.
Raising the hearth brings the fire within better view and allows for easier fire-tending. Built-in ledges have space for plants and double as extra seating.