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Benefits of an Outdoor Fireplace

February 13, 2022

Even in Georgia, it gets cold during the winter and it’s easy to miss those warm lazy days sitting on the front porch or back patio. Fortunately, many of our new homes in Midland GA feature patios that include an outdoor fireplace that makes it much easier to enjoy that patio all year long.

There are a number of benefits to choosing to include an outdoor fireplace and not just a fire pit in your new home. The biggest is that it can usually make your home worth more if you eventually sell, so you should get a good return on your investment. Still, that’s a long way off, and there are plenty of other benefits to having an outdoor fireplace.

For one thing, it’s a fantastic place to build some fond family memories. Make sure you have comfortable seating and plenty of tables and chairs to accommodate the whole family with ease. Stock up on cozy blankets and pillows, set up a table in the center of the seating that is a decent size for everyone and have a family game night outside! With the fire roaring and the blankets and some hot chocolate adding to the cozy nature, you’re sure to have fun and further build the bond among your family. Even if you’re not into games, it’s just a nice place to sit and chat.

Of course, it’s also a good way to stay in touch with the neighbors or your friends. Invite them over for drinks and snacks around the fireplace while the kids or dogs play in the backyard. A patio with a fireplace makes entertaining much easier during the cooler months, especially for Halloween parties where kids and families can gather after trick-or-treating and trade treats, play games, and tell ghost stories, with some low lights and the crackle of the fire for the perfect ambiance.

You don’t have to use the outdoor fireplace just for socializing. Cozy up on your own with a warm blanket, a good book, a warm drink and the cheerful warmth and glow of the fire. It’s the perfect way to relax and let the day’s worries become nothing more than ash.

If nothing else, an outdoor fireplace gives you a fun place to do some cooking. You can always build special grates for cast iron skillets for fancier cooking, but there’s just as much fun roasting hot dogs over the fire and every fall and winter needs s’mores!

If the idea of a cozy and welcoming outdoor fireplace sounds perfect to you, especially if you’re feeling a bit chilly today and would love to curl up in front of a roaring fire, then contact us today to learn about the various new homes in Midland GA that we have available with outdoor fireplaces or the home plans we also have that let you include one if you decide to build. We’re happy to help you make the most of your whole home throughout the year.

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This post was written by Rose Anne Erickson

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