Trends / September 17,2013
Today's modern family wants to be able to spend time in the outdoor areas of their home. This has meant a big shift in the thought that goes into patio and backyard design. A big trend right now is having an outdoor fireplace by the pool area. The effect of the fire creates a dramatic atmosphere and just the right amount of ambient lighting. Todays modern fireplaces come in a wonderful range of designs and are made from a range of materials.
Outdoor fireplaces are also becoming more popular if you have a pool area that isn't used in the winter, because if you incorporate a fireplace outside you can still enjoy sitting by the water without having to get in. More and more we are now seeing rooftop pools that have fire-pits and smaller fireplaces around them which create a dramatic effect and also provide some much needed warmth in the colder months. Regardless of the look and design of your outdoor space, a fireplace can create a magnificent focal point and complement your existing pool, also allowing you to enjoy it for more than just the occasional swim.