Have you decided to build a garden fireplace or an outdoor fire pit and are you looking for ideas for its realization? Designmag offers you an exclusive selection of models offered by the Ak24 Design brand. You can draw inspiration from it to create your own personalized outdoor fireplace or order a product to install directly in your garden or on your terrace.
The fireplace and the outdoor fire pit have become essential accessories in a modern decorative garden.
Wood, gas or propane, the brazier and the modern outdoor fireplace offer us several advantages. In addition to the atmosphere they bring to our green spaces, some even allow us to cook outdoors! To decide which type of accessory to choose for your garden, there are several points to consider carefully. They affect the appearance of the outdoor space but also certain practical considerations, such as the size, shape and use of the outdoor fireplace..
Design a modern garden with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit – what materials to choose ?
Speaking of the choice of a modern fireplace or an outdoor brazier, one of the first points to consider concerns the construction materials. It does not matter whether it is a structure that is ordered as a kit or that will be made to measure; this point is always essential.
Modern round fireplace idea with metal top Zero.
Modern outdoor garden fireplaces are made from a very wide range of materials. Current manufacturing methods allow us to choose between designer fireplaces made of stone and metal but also of glass, bricks or several materials combined together..
Ercole outdoor fireplace.
Knowing that you should always contact a professional manufacturer who guarantees the safety of the materials used, you are free to select those that best suit the decor style of your modern garden.
Stone and wood are classic options; wrought iron is likely to add a vintage touch to the space; as for trendy metals such as corten steel, they will appeal to those who dream of a modern design garden.
The choice of materials and the safety considerations to take into account
Outdoor fire pit and fireplace in modern Zen garden.
Of course, manufacturers will always be obliged to respect safety standards for the creation and arrangement of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. But what are the good reflexes to have to avoid the risk of fire around the fireplace and in your modern garden? ?
All materials are potentially hazardous, provided they are not used according to a few simple, easy-to-remember rules. For this reason, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and try to take additional measures, such as those listed below..
Outdoor fire pit on Discolo stand.
First of all, always remember to maintain a sufficient distance between the fire of the outdoor brazier and small children or pets. The flames will act on the surfaces of the fireplace and will expose it to scorching heat. For this reason, it is important to keep those who are most vulnerable away from this heat..
Braséo modern design for outdoor garden Tripee.
In terms of the safety of the space around, we first make sure that the fireplace or the outdoor brazier are made according to safety standards. Then the area near the fireplace is cleared of all kinds of objects that could catch fire. We act in the same way for objects in the perimeter exposed to heat..
Modern design outdoor fireplace Hole.
Finally, when you leave the space around the fireplace or the outdoor brazier, you always make sure that the fire is completely extinguished. The application of this last rule will vary depending on the type of fireplace you have chosen; it is therefore important to be familiar with the fireplace you are using and its mode of operation.
What shape and size for its fireplace or modern design outdoor fire pit? ?
The modern garden fireplace and the outdoor fire pit are generally open hearths that adopt classic geometric shapes. The rectangle, the square and the circle are among the most common.
The choice of shape and size of the outdoor fireplace depends on the size of the modern garden or patio. It will also be determined by the number of people the household must accommodate..
The outdoor fireplace and the round design brazier
Zero design patio or outdoor garden braze.
As can also be seen in the product collection of the Ak24 Design brand, the round shape is the one that far dominates the current market. This is so because the round easily adapts to modern gardens and terraces of all sizes..
Ercole round outdoor fireplace model.
In addition, the fireplace and the round outdoor brazier can accommodate several people. Its operation is a bit like that of the round table, always more practical for small spaces !
Round exterior design fire pit with decorative Zen pebbles.
In terms of modern exterior decoration, the round shape is associated with Zen design and a relaxing atmosphere. It also reminds us of campfires and nature hikes. The round outdoor fireplaces and designer braziers of this shape awaken a little wild side in our gardens.
The design fireplace and the garden or terrace brazier in square or rectangular shape
The square or rectangular shape is a classic option for the modern patio fireplace or brazier. This type of outdoor fireplace replicates the look of classic indoor fireplaces. We therefore love them for their slightly vintage look and for the friendly atmosphere they bring us..
Modern design fireplace for outdoor garden with zero wood storage.
Among the advantages of garden fireplaces or outdoor braziers of these shapes, the fact that they have a larger tray. This allows people seated around to leave various objects (a dish, a glass, etc.). And you don’t even need a side table or other similar surface !
Small outdoor design fire pit Mangiafuoco.
What about the size of the outdoor fireplaces of these shapes and the number of diners they can accommodate? Again, the most reasonable way would be to proceed as for a coffee table. The space around the square fireplace is ideal for 2 to 4 people; the one around the rectangular outdoor design fireplace is suitable for 4 or more people.
What use for your modern fireplace or outdoor design brazier? ?
Rondo modern outdoor fireplace.
Of course, the design garden fireplace and the outdoor fire pit perform several distinct functions. They serve as a means of heating on cool nights in spring and autumn. In addition, they have a decorative side that can be enjoyed even in winter, with a garden covered with snow..
And then, they are also the ideal place for a couple’s aperitif with guests. Some modern fireplaces and garden braziers can even be used as a barbecue !
Outdoor fireplace with large Zero tray.
Below, some points to consider in choosing the right outdoor fire pit or modern garden fireplace model depending on the use you make of it.
Small round outdoor fire pit Mangiafuoco.
On the one hand, the type of outdoor fireplace and its size will always depend on its use for preparing meals. Do you like to care for people in your modern garden? Do you often have a drink around a small coffee table outside? In this case, opt for an outdoor fireplace or for a terrace brazier with a tray.
Do you like cooking over the open fire and experimenting with recipes to enjoy outdoors? So don’t hesitate: the barbecue outdoor fireplace option is for you! What’s more, you will love the fireplaces and outdoor braziers that work with fire; because they will give your dishes additional and inimitable notes !
The elements to plan around your outdoor fireplace or patio brazier
In addition to thinking of a beautiful terrace or a modern decoration with green plants, there are a few additional elements to plan around the outdoor fireplace or the designer brazier. In all cases, furniture or storage spaces are an essential element. Their size and location will vary depending on the type of modern fireplace or outdoor brazier chosen..
Outdoor fireplaces that use wood require more space to store this material. By comparison, other types of fuel are much less demanding in terms of available space. For this reason, many wood-burning outdoor fireplace models feature storage space located above the fireplace tray. This little trick allows us to enjoy moments around the fire without having to move to collect logs from time to time.
Note: a wood-burning fireplace or an outdoor fire pit that does not have such storage space requires a nearby wood storage area. As for other types of fuel, keeping them nearby is also a practical solution. But be careful, the space between the fireplace and the storage area must always follow the safety instructions! This essential rule ensures that you spend pleasant moments around your modern design garden fireplace or outdoor brazier in complete safety..
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