Outdoor fireplaces are hot in Columbus

Yes, I know, but I couldn’t resist the pun.

Columbus OH paver patio with retaining wall and fire pit
The curved seating wall and firepit is a great way to add vertical dimension to this patio in Columbus, OH.

There is a subtle distinction between the fire pit and the fireplace. Fire pits can be built-in or portable and are suitable for patios or just sitting out in the yard. Their primary advantage is that they are relatively inexpensive. The Columbus outdoor fireplace is another animal entirely. It is a true addition to your home and will forever change how (and how often) you use your yard or porch.

Fire attracts us on a primal level that isn’t fully understood. It’s mesmerizing to watch. It creates a kind of invisible force field that protects us against the cold, allowing us to stay outside longer. Fireplaces are enjoyed by people of all ages. Your teenagers won’t necessarily want to stick around for other family activities, but they seem to show up a little more often and stay a little longer when the fire is blazing. Having chocolate and graham crackers nearby helps too.

What will your Columbus fireplace look like? That’s really up to you. You can decide if you prefer wood burning or gas. Gas fireplaces are popular because they are a snap to use and more affordable than wood burning. You don’t have to cut or carry wood, you can turn them on with a switch or even a remote control. You

outdoor fireplace on screen porch columbus oh
The stunning outdoor fireplace within the screen porch uses mixed medias for a breathtaking design.

can choose vented or ventless. The front of the fireplace can be faced with wood, stone or a heat-resistant facade of your choosing.

What does your magic night by the fireplace look like? Are you cuddled up on the loveseat under a fleece blanket with your loved one? Perhaps you are telling ghost stories to the kids while they are gathered around snuggled up in their sleeping bags. Do the neighbors like to come by because your fireplace is the best place to share a drink and conversation at the end of a long week? You can always sit alone by the fire, captivated by a book, but outdoor fires are, more often than not, a communal experience.

I love a night under the stars with my family. When the fire is roaring, that little cold nip in the air is really pleasant. After everyone has had their fill of s’mores and the dog settles down, the boys tell us bad jokes and we make family plans. What should we do for vacation? Who is going to go to the Columbus Blue Jackets game this week? What do the kids want for Christmas? The fire seems to hold everyone’s attention and makes them forget about their screens for a while. It’s a lot of fun to spend time by the fire with my friends, but the memories I cherish most are the nights I share by the fire with my wife and kids.

Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus
Michael Reeder, Archadeck of Columbus

Contact Archadeck of Columbus today to see how we can make creating your dream backyard an enjoyable experience, start to finish. The consultation is completely free. (740) 879 – 3730 or email us at westcolumbus@archadeck.net. We look forward to your call.



Author: archadeckofcolumbus

I began my association with Archadeck in 2001 when I was working for a subcontractor that Archadeck of Columbus was employing for patio installations. I had been working in the Landscape/Hardscape industry for quite a few years at the time and immediately noticed a difference in how Archadeck operated in comparison with other deck companies that we worked with. Over the years of working with Archadeck on numerous projects, large and small, I came to realize the importance of what they were selling; beautiful designs, top-notch craftsmanship and a world class customer experience. This is what drove me to start working for Archadeck in January of 2011 and eventually buying the company in 2016. My wife, Amber, and my son, Logan, could not be happier to be a part of such a wonderful organization. We look forward to the future as we build the outdoor living environments our customers dream of with the “world class” service they deserve!

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