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Cozy Evenings Outdoors: A Beginner’s Guide to Outdoor Stone Fireplace Kits

May 21, 2024

Is there anything more cozy than a roaring fire? Enhance your favorite outdoor living space with a gorgeous stone fireplace from Nicolock Paving Stones and extend the comfort and warmth of your favorite indoor area to the great outdoors. Our stone fireplace kits make it easy to create gorgeous, functional fireplaces. Because the kits include everything you need to get started, they make it easier than ever to create a cozy outdoor retreat you'll love to spend time in.

Stone Fireplace Kit Overview

An outdoor stone fireplace kit is a pre-designed and pre-cut package that includes everything you need to build a stone fireplace in your outdoor space. The kit will include precast stone or natural stone pieces, a firebox or insert, a chimney and assembly instructions. While you may need to supply some leveling sand and the paving stones needed to build a patio that matches the fireplace, the kit includes almost everything else you'll need. A well-made outdoor fireplace acts as a focal point for your patio and is a great place to gather with friends and family.

Benefits of Choosing a Stone Fireplace Kit

Could you build a stone fireplace without a kit? Sure, but there are some distinctive advantages to using a fireplace kit:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Outdoor stone fireplaces add a touch of charm and elegance to your outdoor living area. A stone fireplace kit makes it easy to choose the right aesthetic to match your space and get the look you want.
  • Durability: Stone is one of the strongest outdoor building materials you can choose and a stone fireplace will last longer than a metal or clay fireplace, giving you years of fuss-free enjoyment. Stone is weather-resistant and can be installed in any environment.
  • Versatility: Outdoor stone fireplace kits come in a wide range of styles to suit your needs and preferences. Choose from traditional wood-burning fireplaces, modern gas fireplaces and propane options. Choose the type of fireplace that fits your lifestyle and your needs.
  • Easy to Install: Fireplace kits come with everything needed for assembly. All of the stone pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble, offering easy installation. Many kits also come with detailed instructions perfect for the adventurous DIYer.

Tips for Choosing a Stone Fireplace Kit

Choosing the right stone fireplace kit is easy when you take into consideration a few things about the space and how you intend to use the fireplace. As a first-time outdoor fireplace buyer, the options can feel overwhelming, but at Nicolock Paving Stones, we're here to help with a few tips for choosing the right stone fireplace kit.

Tip 1: Think about your space. Before you buy a stone fireplace kit, you need to consider where you're going to put it. Assess your outdoor space and pick a location before you pick a fireplace. Consider the size, layout and proximity to any structures when choosing a fireplace that fits your space.

Tip 2: Choose your fuel type in advance. Knowing which kind of fuel you want to use can help narrow down your fireplace options. Outdoor fireplaces can be wood-burning, gas or propane. Each fuel type has its own advantages.

Tip 3: Consider all of the available designs. Outdoor fireplaces come in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary and you should consider them all. You can always add accents or choose a unique stone type or color to personalize the look.

Shop at Nicolock Paving Stones for the best selection of premium outdoor stone fireplace kits in the styles, stone colors and finishes you love. Order online or visit a design center in person to pick out a fireplace and let us help you find the right contractor to get the job done. From start to finish, Nicolock Paving Stones is your outdoor fireplace expert.