Patio fireplaces are a great addition to any backyard party, or simply to extend the evening and keep warm. Plus there is the advantage to keeping away mosquitoes, and not having to add any wood!

Although there are many wood burning outdoor fireplaces, the trend this year is towards the gas ones. They have been designed with a realistic flare, and you can even take some models to the cottage, as they can be operated on wood decks and docks in safety due to the type of construction..

There are also many outdoor fireplaces, that can be in the walls, for extra heat, as many people now have outdoor kitchens. One in particular:



Napoleon Outdoor Torch GSST8

This is a very ultra modern single flame patio fireplace. It does not need venting, and fits well into a wall. Using a GFI circuit breaker. So, you will need some installation and wiring for this model, but it is beautiful, and there are different flame accents, but you will pay approximately $2100.00 for this type of model. But if you have a serious outdoor living area, this would make a great accent and help with some heat for those cold evenings, when one of these would be a great addition.

TIKI Brand Island King Flame Torch, Large
Amazon Price: $18.99 $18.62 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 23, 2016)

Gas Tiki Torch

This looks like your typical torches that you would fill with oil and light, but they are gas fired. They are also great for ambiance and heat, also much cheaper, but not quite as ultra modern looking but a cheaper way to get your outdoor flame, around your deck, without all the smoke that would come from the typical flame ones.

AZ Patio Heaters GS-F-PC Propane Fire Pit, Antique Bronze Finish
Amazon Price: $399.00 $228.00 Buy Now
(price as of Mar 23, 2016)

Patio Flame

If you would like camp style fire, then this is a good model to get. It is completely portable, and can be used on a wooden deck or dock. It runs on either propane or natural gas. It gives off radiant heat, and will extend your evening. They are sturdy construction and have realistic logs in the middle of these patio fireplaces. Depending on the style you get, you are looking at approximately $500.00 or less. There are lots of different styles to choose from, so it is worth shopping around for these.

The above three are just a sampling of the many styles of fire pits and fireplaces that are on the market now. They run on propane or natural gas. If you are going for more permanent patio fireplaces, then you can hook right into the natural gas from your house. You will need installation by a professional, but are beautiful.

Gas patio fireplaces are a great way to extend the summer months. You can enjoy outdoor entertainment, and get the radiant heat from them. No more gathering wood and trying to control wood burning pits.

 So, if you are spending some time and money on your outside living this year, then you should consider patio fireplaces. Head to a showroom, and you will be in awe of all the styles that are being offered. You can spend hundreds for something small or thousands for a more permanent outside room, depending on your budget and your decorating tastes.

Outdoor living is a hot topic this year, manufacturers are coming up with new products all the time to help extend our outdoor living without the same risk of burning down the yard. Outdoor patio fireplaces, are more controllable than a wood burning fire pit.

These are still flames, and you need to be cautious, but do not get out of control the same way a fire pit can, and yet have the same effect. These patio fireplaces are very realistic and will be a great addition to your next backyard barbeque.

So, head to the nearest gas appliance showroom, and see all the latest gadgets for outdoor living, you will have great fun picking out the right one for you.