A Patio Picture Gallery: Shapes, Sizes, Materials & Other Design Considerations
A brick patio provides a warm floor for this outside living room.
Photo © Lisa Hallett Taylor
An outdoor built-in fireplace not only provides warmth, it serves as a focal point and gathering place for this outdoor living space. White concrete, white furniture, and accents of blue and pumpkin-orange complement the brick patio floor.
Patio fireplaces can be a beautiful addition to an outdoor room, but take either highly skilled DIY expertise or a contractor to do it right. If it's warmth you're looking for -- like, right away, consider a freestanding patio heater. Chances are, you've sat near or under one while dining outside in the evening at a restaurant.
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