Create an Outdoor Oasis With Outdoor Fire Pits & Fireplaces From Smalling Masonry

Fireplaces aren’t just for hunkering down during the winter months. In fact, it’s become more common for homes to have outdoor fire features meant to be enjoyed during the mild days of fall and spring too. Have you been dreaming of your own outdoor escape, but it feels out of reach? You can have a soothing getaway just beyond your back door with a custom-designed outdoor wood-burning fire pit or fireplace by Smalling Masonry.

We Install Beautiful & Functional Outdoor Fire Pits & Fireplaces

Outdoor patio seating surrounding an outdoor fireplace

From traditional styles to contemporary looks, when it comes to outdoor fire pit and fireplace design, our options are varied and endless. Consider…

  • a simple square brick fire pit for a casual look
  • a towering natural stone outdoor fireplace for more of a rustic charm
  • oversized options that can be built into an existing patio
  • a double-sided, modern-looking fireplace
  • …and more

Like we said – there’s no shortage to what we can do.

Other considerations: Incorporate storage for wood, a mantel shelf, a beautiful hearth, or even a wood-fired brick oven. When it comes to outdoor fire pits and fireplaces, the only limit is your imagination. The designers and contractors at Smalling Masonry can create any kind of custom fire feature you desire and would love to help you transform your Central Indiana yard.

If you’re in Indianapolis or any of the surrounding areas, give us a call at 317-903-8121 or reach out to us online now. When it comes to fireplace installation, we’ve got all of your needs covered.

How Do Outdoor Fireplaces Work?

So you want to bring the cozy atmosphere of your living room outdoors? Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are great enhancements to patios, decks, or gardens. They also offer a way to create a gathering place for family events, and they even add resale value to your home.

Outdoor fireplaces work very similarly to indoor fireplaces. They can be fueled by wood, gas, or ethanol, but Smalling Masonry specializes in wood-burning fireplaces. Get those great snaps and crackles, as well as that idyllic wood-burning smell, in your outdoor space by working with us today.

Do Outdoor Fireplaces Need a Chimney?

Some outdoor fireplaces don’t require a chimney, but for wood-burning fireplaces, you’ll definitely need a chimney for proper ventilation. Otherwise, what could be a cozy evening out in your yard space will turn into a mess, as smoke gets in the eyes of your guests and people start hacking. This is especially true if you install an outdoor fire feature on an enclosed patio.

How Much Does It Cost To Install a Fire Pit or Fireplace?

The cost of installing a wood-burning fire pit or outdoor fireplace can be impacted by several factors. For instance, the material used to build the structure will have a big influence on the overall cost. Concrete, brick, stainless steel, and stone are the most commonly used materials with concrete being the cheapest and stones being the most expensive.

In addition, since we are all about customizing your unique preferences, the style you go with can impact costs too. A simple square fire pit won’t be as expensive as an oversized fireplace that’s built into your patio, for instance.

If you’re looking for a specific estimate or price point, your best option will be to give us a call at 317-903-8121 or reach out to our techs online. Once we get a feel for your current setup and your wishes for your fire pit or outdoor fireplace design, we’ll be able offer a more narrowed down price range.

A stacked stone outdoor fireplace with houses in the background and a wood awning in the foreground with a blue sky.

Do I Need a Permit for an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit?

Before moving forward with any type of home expansion or adding on a structure like a fireplace or fire pit, check in with your local municipal office or homeowner’s association. It’s possible that your town would need to review and approve blueprints to make sure your intended additions fall within your property lines and follow all appropriate guidelines.

In addition, if you need to place or move gas lines, you will likely need to secure a permit which may cost you an extra fee. Once your installation is complete, an inspector from your town will probably be dispatched to your home to confirm that the work done adheres to your permit’s requirements.

Why Choose Smalling Masonry To Install Your Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit?

At Smalling Masonry, we have successfully designed and installed hundreds of custom outdoor fire pits and fireplaces for homeowners throughout Marion County, Hamilton County, and the surrounding areas. With so much experience under our belts and so many satisfied clients, we can confidently say that we have perfected the art of outdoor fire pit and fireplace design and installation. What do we offer?

  • Expertise: Our skilled craftsmen have designed and installed hundreds of fire features throughout Central Indiana. We have years of experience and are considered the area’s leading experts in outdoor fire pits and fireplaces.
  • Quality Craftsmanship: We only use the highest quality materials from the most trusted suppliers, and our contractors apply proven techniques and strategies. The end result: A functional, durable feature that will withstand the test of time.
  • Fair and Honest Pricing: We’re completely transparent with our prices, and we always charge the fairest rates. From the materials to the labor, we’ll provide you with a detailed written price estimate, completely free of charge.

Whatever idea you have in mind, we can make it a reality. Our team of talented designers will help you create the perfect fire feature for your yard, and our masons will masterfully construct and install it. The end result will be a beautiful, functional, and durable feature that you’ll be sure to love for years to come.

Enhance Your Outdoor Spaces with Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces from Smalling Masonry

Don’t keep yourself away from your dream backyard any longer. Smalling Masonry can create the perfect, cozy space to unwind in the evenings and make lifelong memories with family and friends. Schedule an appointment now by calling 317-903-8121 or head to our website to book an appointment with us online.


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