Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

A concrete fireplace surround fits well in this contemporary home.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

In addition to being a composite material, concrete can also add color. Concrete fireplaces are available in colors including limestone, taupe, pewter, graphite, dusk, charcoal and white linen.

Stacked stone/stacked rock veneer

Nothing beats the glance of a stacked rock fireplace, but a stacked rock veneer is simple to install and less expensive.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

And its hard to tell the difference between the two.


The light colored slab rock in this fireplace contrasts the deep grey color on the adjacent walls and ties every of the other grey tones together. Rock slabs love this one are available in marble, granite, limestone, marble, quartz, quartzite and onyx.

Porcelain tile

Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas Interiors in Little Rock, AK tells Freshome that floor-to-ceiling, large, textured tile surrounding a fireplace wall is trending.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

The design brings the outdoors inside.


Mike Nutter of Ply Gem recommends adding a rock veneer to your fireplace. Some rock veneer products own an interlocking system that doesn’t require mortar. Also, he says rock veneer is lighter and less expensive.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

“When compared to genuine rock, rock veneer is up to half the weight, creating an easier installation process.” Regarding cost, Nutter explains, “Stone veneer can vary in price from $6 to $9 per square foot, compared to natural rock cladding, which can cost $15 to $30 per square foot.”


Kiss your brick fireplace goodbye with this Ecosmart fireplace that uses bioethanol and is environmentally friendly. It produces no smoke and does not need a vent.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

Cleaning involves wiping it below with a damp cloth.

Taco quartz tile

One way to update your fireplace is by covering it with tile. Because tile requires a smooth surface, though, and brick is anything but, you will need to use a cement backer board, advises J.B. Sassano, president of Mr. Handyman.

Diy outdoor fireplace ideas

This handy invention allows you to skip the torturous task of adding layers of mortar to create a level surface on which the tile can attach, he tells Freshome. Instead, you attach the tile to the board and the board to the fireplace.


Diy outdoor fireplace ideas