A properly installed and positioned gas fireplace is a welcome addition to any porch, especially during these cooler autumn temperatures. Depending on the style and design of your porch or patio, you might want to consider a freestanding fireplace. Here are some great tips to help you decide the best location when adding a gas fireplace.
- A corner fireplace is a great addition to any room and is the most cost effective to install. However, they do take up quite a bit of floor space, so make sure your room is large enough to accommodate a corner unit.
- If your porch has soaring ceilings, an end wall fireplace looks fabulous. However, these units will cost more because the chimney must be built up past the roof peak and there is more interior space to finish with stone or brick.
- Side wall fireplaces also work well, especially when it comes to adding privacy and requiring less wall space. Because the chimney chase can be located on the exterior of the porch, the only interior space used is for the actual hearth.