If you’ve been looking for an affordable, low-maintenance way to improve the appearance of your deck, consider adding a fireplace. After all, who can resist the cozy warmth of a crackling fire? Here are some fireplace ideas for your composite deck.
Stick with neutrals
A black or dark brown stone veneer will go well with any decking color scheme and will add instant warmth without being overbearing. Add some built-in benches made from cedar, and place your tall pillar candles on top for the perfect ambiance.
Portable fire pit
If you like the idea of a permanent outdoor fire pit but don’t want the commitment of digging a hole in your deck, a portable fire pit is a good solution. The fire bowl sits on top of an aluminum frame with holes to allow heat and smoke to escape. A small opening at the bottom allows for adding more fuel as needed. Remember to add cozy chairs and heavy-duty glass for windy days.
Flames on the wall
Have a decorative wall in your outdoor kitchen? Why not add some warm and inviting flames instead? This is an excellent idea for those who want to show off their culinary skills. It’s simple but beautiful. Don’t forget to add glass door panels for ventilation.
Buick Kettle Fireplace
One of the unique fireplace ideas for your composite deck is a buick kettle fireplace. It has an electric blower that takes the place of gentle sparks, so your decking will be protected. It’s also great for those who want to add a more modern look. Place it at the end of your deck for maximum heat.
If you want to add a cozy ambiance to your patio in a way that isn’t permanent, consider a fireplace insert. The burner sits inside the firebox, placed within the deck’s brick hearth. There’s no need cutting a hole in the deck, and no extra fuel is used. It will be a unique and comfortable addition to your outdoor entertainment space that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
If you consider going a step further and creating an authentic fire pit on your composite decking, consider building a vertical grate. This design works best when adding a wood-burning stove. The vertical design allows for more space to sit around the open fire (if desired), while the horizontal bars will contain ash and coals within the firebox if they start to flare out of control.
Take advantage of stone texture
Stone texture will blend well with any color scheme and create an organic, relaxing pattern. For an easy way to add a decorative pattern to the surface, you can use bricks for a casual monochromatic look or add a few colorful accents like rosette-shaped tiles or round mosaic stones in reds, blues, greens, and yellows.
Adding a fireplace to your deck is an easy way to add to the overall value of your home and make your composite deck one of the most popular gathering places for entertaining. Best of all, adding a fireplace doesn’t have to be labor intensive. If you’re considering fireplace ideas for your composite deck, it’s best to start preparing early. Also, consider working with a professional who can help you with all aspects of this project. Choose Sherwood’s MoistureShield composite decking for your next project.