At Gurley’s, firepits and fireplaces are some of our favorite projects! Extend your living space into the great outdoors year-round by adding a fireplace to your patio, porch, or deck. Or even better, design an entire space dedicated to entertaining for friends and family to enjoy, complete with seating, and tables. These features can be built into the sides of existing structures or even dropped into the ground for a truly striking effect.
Why We Love Them
One of the major reasons we love fireplaces and firepits is because they can be designed to fit your personal aesthetic. A fireplace can be the focal point of outdoor space, or simply add ambiance to an existing space. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy, intimate experience, or shape an environment perfect for entertaining, we’re confident our team can help bring your vision to life.
Building a fireplace or a firepit outdoors is a great way to express the personality of your home from the inside out. And with so many different styles and arrangements to choose from, it’s never been a better time to build one.
Choosing a look and a function is an important part of the process. These structures can be either gas or wood-burning, but both will make a statement. For fuss-free fun and elegance, Gurley’s can build a fireplace or pit that switches on with the press of a button. If you enjoy the earthiness of smoke and the crackling of logs, opt for a wood-burning firepit to extend your outdoor time year-round.
Popular styles include in-ground firepits, double-sided fireplaces, and everything in between. Choose from a single material to match it to the exterior of your home or other patio pieces, or get creative and build one out of brick, stone, or a variety of ceramic tile for a modern look.
The options don’t stop at traditional hearths.
Looking to add a little bit of curve to your outdoor space? Opt for a firebowl. In essence, a firebowl is a gas-fueled firepit, however. Shaped like large shallow bowls, these structures can be filled with beautiful stones or glass, or wood look-alike materials, and add a romantic, modern edge to just about any outdoor setting. Often made of metal like bronze, copper, or concretes, there are many styles to choose from to match your home.
If you really want to impress your guests, you might consider a waterbowl, giving the illusion that your flame is dancing on the surface of a shallow pool.
Gather friends and family around the dinner table, and then delight them by creating warmth and ambiance right before their very eyes with a custom firetable. Similar to firebowls, these dazzling pieces are tables that have a miniature firepit built into the middle. Toast a marshmallow, have a glass of wine and enjoy the night air no matter the season.
For clients looking to add a rustic look to their porch, patio or garden, and a touch of flame to the outdoors without committing to a full-on fireplace, a chiminea is perfect. Often hand decorated and made of terracotta or metal, a chiminea is easy to reposition and capitalizes on vertical space. Chimineas are also great for those who are short on space but still want to enjoy the warmth of a fireplace during all 4 seasons. Choose from gas or wood-burning options.
Arguably the most compelling argument for installing a fireplace or a firepit is creating a space that you can enjoy no matter the season or the weather. Extend long summer nights with the light of a fire, or enjoy the crisp, clean fall or winter air with a good book and a crackling fireplace. The warmth that an outdoor fire installation creates will have the entire family spending more time outdoors, instead of huddled in front of the TV.
Build Your Custom Fireplace
Gurley’s trained staff will help you pick materials, design, and construct your dream fireplace. Reach out to one of our team members today to get started.