Outdoor fireplace plans - Where to find a good set of plans?
Outdoor fireplace plans - Looking for an outdoor fireplace plan is much like looking for a needle in a haystack. With do-it-yourself projects being the buzzword of the millennium you would think that plans would be available online for purchase. Well hmmm, where are all of these good outside fireplace plans?
Plan A: Online outdoor hearth plans
Unfortunately information for fireplace design ideas and planning is more or less about figuring it out yourself. But instead of pouting about it, one suggestion for plans is to take a look at the diynetwork.com and type in keyword outdoor fireplaces. One helpful backyard project entitled, "Outdoor fireplace and barbeque grill" features the planned design and implementation, including materials, tools and resources used for building the outdoor hearth with grill.
Plan B: Hire an architect who specializes in outdoor hearths: get a plan
Another option is to hire a landscape architecture firm, best if they specialize in building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, to create a custom plan for your backyard. With a custom plan in hand, including a where to buy resource list and list of materials and tools you are get ready to build from the prototype.
I'm sure it's just a matter of time before the Internet is inundated with plans for outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimineas - but for now, we're all just pioneers!