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Want an Outdoor Fireplace?

Are You Dreaming About Adding An Outdoor Fireplace?

If you don't know how to spruce up your outdoor space, opt to have an outdoor fireplace installed. Know your options.

If you don’t know how to spruce up your outdoor space, opt to have an outdoor fireplace installed. Know your options.

While the dead of a Southern summer can get the best of all of us, we really do have a great weather benefit here in Middle Tennessee: extended, outdoor-time-friendly stretches in spring and fall that are made that much better with the addition of an outdoor fireplace.

At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we specialize in what our name implies: Turning outdoor areas into extensions of your home, whether that means building an expansive patio with a pergola, a customized outdoor kitchen or a cozy nook with an outdoor fireplace perfect for entertaining or family togetherness.

Sizes, Styles And Finishes: We Can Create Your Dream Fireplace

At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we’ve been creating outdoor fireplaces for more than two decades, and we’re committed to taking our clients’ visions and making them a reality.

We can customize your outdoor fireplace from start to finish, whether you’re looking for a simple fire pit or a large and detailed fireplace with intricate stone design that becomes the focal point of your property. We’ll work with you to choose materials (brick, stone, tile or beyond), pinpoint your desired aesthetic (clean and modern, or like the grounds of a Tuscan villa?) and decide on the right fuel (do you want the convenience of gas, or the classic charm of wood?). No matter how simple or grand your outdoor fireplace vision is, Top Hat Outdoor Living’s CSIA-certified technicians can bring it to life, with the detailed workmanship we’ve built our reputation on.

Your Outdoor Fireplace Can Be More Than A Fireplace

Are you passionate about culinary pursuits? Your outdoor living area can bring a versatile new tool into your cooking arsenal too. We regularly install, build and customize woodfire ovens for clients who want more than just warmth and ambiance from their outdoor fireplace. You can certainly sit and enjoy a glass of wine next to your woodfire oven, but you can also perfect your bread and pizza making, and cook a host of other dishes. Since woodfire ovens can get as hot as 1000° F, you can do a lot with these that you can’t do in your traditional oven. And like all of our outdoor appliances, we can customize your oven, and make it exactly what you want.

Ready to talk about the outdoor fireplace you’ve been picturing? We’d be glad to answer any questions you have, and talk options, approaches and installation. Give Top Hat Outdoor Living a call!

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What are my outdoor fireplace options?

Outdoor fire places are becoming more and more popular in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas. That’s no surprise—we’ve got a great climate that enables us to enjoy the outdoors a lot more than people in many other parts of the country. At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we’ve got knowledge, experience, and a great portfolio to show how we can transform your backyard into a gorgeous escape. We’re great at installing a fireplace that you’ve already picked out, or we can help with the project from the ground up—design, fireplace installation, the whole works.

There are many things you'll need to consider when looking at adding a fireplace outside. One concern is - how much space do you have?

There are many things you’ll need to consider when looking at adding a fireplace outside. One concern is – how much space do you have?

Here are a couple of the options you’ll encounter as you start looking for the best fit for your outdoor fire.

Enclosed fireplaces: You’ve got lots of options when it comes to enclosed outdoor fireplaces. First of all, they can be either gas or wood. Gas is a great option if you have access to a gas line. Gas is less expensive to use and is much easier to use and keep clean. You’ll also have choices when it comes to the style—there are free-standing units or those that are built into a landscaping design, such as a patio or wall. Enclosed fireplaces can be made of many types of materials, like stucco, stone, rock, cement, brick, and more—depending on the look you want.

Fire pits: As with enclosed fireplaces, you’ve got some choices here as well. Fire pits can be built into patios or tables, and are usually built into the ground, surrounded by your choice of stone or tile, as well as other flame-resistant materials. Fire pits can make a lovely addition to a patio design, and can either have a gas line that runs to them or be used for wood. Fire pits usually will need a screen cover to trap sparks.

If you’re looking for help designing an outdoor fireplace and patio landscape, installing a fireplace, or both, I think we’re the fit for you. With us, you’ll have the assurance that the result will not only be beautiful, but that it will also be in compliance with safety codes. We’re certified by the CSIA and NFI, just like the chimney sweeps at our sister company, Ashbusters. So give us a call when you’re ready to start building your outdoor dream space! 615-267-0565