DIY Outdoor Fireplace Ideas

A cozy night by the fire is the perfect end to a long day. What's better than enjoying a crackling fire outdoors? Check out Hometalk's slideshows of outdoor fireplaces to inspire your own. Not sure where to start? Check out our top, newest, and best outdoor fireplace projects to get some ideas and find what's right for you.

Outdoor Fireplace Tips

Follow the rules

Stick to the regulations of your area when designing and building a fireplace. Each area has its own set of planning rules and regulations.

Get an extinguisher

Put safety first when you have an outdoor fireplace and have a fire extinguisher nearby. You should also create a safety checklist.

Build with bricks

Build your fireplace using bricks for an old-school yet classic design. Bricks are fire resistant, making them a great choice of material.

Consider using stones

Stones are fire resistant, making them ideal for fireplaces. Limestone, granite, marble, slate, or travertine create a unique design.

Create a poolside fireplace

Incorporate your fireplace into a poolside design. This will show a unique style while giving guests a cozy space to dry off.

Top Projects for Outdoor Fireplaces

Check out our top outdoor fireplace projects. All the DIY you need right here.