20th October 2017

Things to Consider For Outdoor Modern Gas Fires

Modern outdoor gas fires can be a cool addition to any home. Countless hours of relaxing enjoyment can be spent on this focal point of any dwelling. So it only makes sense to plan properly for an outdoor fireplace if you decide to build one.


The first thing to consider is the location of your outdoor fireplace. Backyards are the usual favourites, but letting your creative side take over for a bit can’t hurt. Go ahead and explore other possibilities. Some people opt to build their modern gas fires on patios or verandas so they can enjoy the view while keeping warm and cosy.

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Distance from House

The next thing to consider is how far away from the main house do you want it? This usually depends on what kind of fireplace you want to put in. Is it wood-fired, natural gas-fed, propane gas-fed, etc.? If it will share the same gas line as your home, then you will be limited by the location of your gas line. If it’s a stand-alone or portable setup, then you can practically put it anywhere in your space.

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Fireplace Size

Size is also a consideration since more often than not space is not enough. Will you be entertaining guests here? Is it a personal space meant only for you? These are questions you should be asking during planning.

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Fireplace Design

And finally, how do you want your outdoor fireplace to look like?  Do you want a modern look or a more rustic feel perhaps? The number of options available out there is huge, and it all boils down to taste. Go for the finish that will suit your location since your fireplace will be at the mercy of the elements depending on where you live.

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Consider also a finish that will complement the character of your home and your space. You can go for classic, cool, trendy or modern, depending on what is appealing to you. You should also consider if you will require a contractor’s services. For those of you who find DIY work a bit of a challenge, there are contractors out there who specialise in modern gas fire builds. They can offer you a quote starting from design to actual construction for a hassle-free build.

So whatever route you take to realise your outdoor fireplace, it is guaranteed to brighten up any space you decide to put it in while adding warmth and that personal touch we all appreciate in a home. We also specialise in gorgeous, contemporary fireplaces for inside the home too. Take a look at our modern fireplace ranges, from hanging fireplaces to wall firesYou can also take a look at our bespoke fireplaces if you want to invest in a new fireplace that is entirely unique to you and your home.

Contact Modus Fireplaces and speak to a design consultant to see how we can create one of these centrepiece fireplaces in your home.