Our Company Blog

Why You Should Consider a Garden Fireplace

Winter will be over before you know it and then you’ll be shutting down your furnace or fire appliance indoors and more than likely heading outside. You don’t have to wait until warm weather to enjoy your outdoor patio, garden, or poolside, though. In fact, you can take advantage of excellent sunny days during these last few weeks of winter and install a garden fireplace. When you plan today and install before spring, you can start using your outdoor fireplace as soon as it’s warm enough to head outdoors. Even if it’s still a little chilly, head outside with fuzzy socks and a blanket, and you’ll have all you need to enjoy yourself or even host a party outside.

Why You Should Consider a Garden Fireplace - IBD Outdoor RoomsMaximizing Outdoor Space

When you spend most of your time inside, it can be hard to get your head around investing in your outdoor space. Adding an outdoor fireplace can bring value to your landscape while also being functional! You don’t have to have an elaborate patio or outdoor room in order to enjoy an outdoor fireplace. Adding a garden fireplace to any flat area of your yard can create the space you’ve been longing for.

By choosing a garden fireplace from IBD Outdoor Rooms, you’ll be investing in your property. A new garden fireplace will add value to the number attached to your home but will also add quality to the time you spend there! When it’s so easy to choose and install a garden fireplace, there’s no reason NOT to!

When you have an outdoor space to enjoy:

  • You can host more people for gatherings, holidays, and parties
  • You can enjoy the outdoors without committing to a barbecue
  • You can stargaze the best sky of the year (late winter, early spring) without freezing
  • You can complement your home’s exterior and your landscaping
  • Enjoy the ambiance of a crackling fire without affecting the home’s temperature
  • Create a focal point for your outdoor space

We Sell Garden Fireplaces

At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we pride ourselves on creating quality products for our customers across the country. We know that any changes made to your home or property should be to add both safety and value. Our garden fireplaces do just that. What’s more, you have the freedom to choose your style, your size, and even your fuel type. Homeowners can choose a garden fireplace fueled with gas, biofuel, or gel fuel. Each option has its own benefits and risks, but they are all highly efficient, produce little to no smoke, and make it easy to maintain a steady temperature for your enjoyment. Many homeowners even continue using their garden fireplace well into summer because of the ability to burn a smaller fire and produce less heat while still enjoying a beautiful flame.

Garden fireplaces are safer and more efficient than other outdoor fires such as an open firepit which can allow winds to affect the fire and stray sparks to escape and result in a fire. A garden fireplace should not be used during a fire ban, but they are generally safer to use than other outdoor fire appliances, especially during dry seasons.

Garden Fireplaces, Design and Accessories

When you choose to design your outdoor space with IBD Outdoor Rooms, you can choose every aspect of your garden fireplace, from the cabinet to the finish. We have small, medium, and large units to accommodate any space. You can choose your own finish, or we can leave the product unfinished so that you can customize it with your contractor during installation. Customers also have the option for the fireplace to be completely finished with a granitech finish so that all you have to do is schedule an install with a licensed contractor.

Our garden accessories come in options including a small or medium cabinet with front hearth, without a front hearth, and small cabinet with front and side hearth. If you have a large space in mind for your garden fireplace, call and speak with a representative today to start customizing yours today. Depending on the fuel type which you choose, your fire may be vented or unvented. For those that require ventilation, you can choose from a few different chase covers and shrouds to make your fireplace as beautiful as the fire it will hold.

In addition to the standard garden fireplace, we also have a Veranda Garden Fireplace with its own selection of chases that are designed specifically for small spaces. Like the standard fireplaces, the Veranda is completely customizable.

Garden Fireplace Installation

When your shipment arrives at your home, it will be ready to install with detailed instructions. These instructions are for your licensed contractor, however. All fire appliances should be installed by a professional who knows the ins and outs of fire science, municipal and fire safety codes, and can complete the finish according to instructions. IBD Outdoor Rooms manufacturers every product out of quality materials, and the only way to maintain the value of the products and of your property is to hire a proper professional for the installation. An NFI-certified professional is just a phone call away.

Before scheduling a consultation with your installer, give IBD Outdoor Rooms a call at 704-960-4250. One of our experts will give you all the details you need to talk with a contractor and plan your new outdoor space.

By Sheryl Isenhour | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Why You Should Consider a Garden Fireplace

Start Talking About Spring Projects Now

Temperatures are still dipping in the evenings, and most of the country is still in the thick of winter. That doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now for a fantastic outdoor space in the spring.

Visualize Your Dream Space

There are many options when it comes to choosing and building your dream space. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we offer our customers every resource to build the space of their dreams. Whether you want a space with walls and a roof, or a simple patio with a fire pit and seating, you can have the space completed and ready in time for Easter festivities, spring break, and more. It may not seem like a good time, but it’s the best time to get started!


Depending on the space you have in mind, you may be able to install a wall fireplace or a fire pit.
Wood-Burning Fires—If you have access to a source of firewood, there are great options for outdoor fires. Garden fireplaces can be installed at the edge of any patio without a wall. They produce substantial heat and are eco-friendly. Wood-burning fire pits are also a great option! They generate a lot of heat, but may be more work.
Gas-Burning Fires—If you’re looking for the most eco-friendly and efficient option, gas-powered fires are the ticket. IBD Outdoor Rooms sells a variety of gas fire pits. Depending on your space, you may choose an octagonal, round, square, corner wedge, oval, rectangular, even pedestal fire pits. Once you’ve chosen the shape of your fire pit, it will be easier to choose furniture to complete the space. Rinnai walls are also gas-fueled and perfect for your outdoor space, especially if you have divider walls or when larger units are needed.

Outdoor Kitchens

Your outdoor space may work better for you if you can cook comfortably. IBD Outdoor Rooms sells kitchen islands that will work perfectly with your space, fit well with your grill equipment, and can be designed and decorated to match your personality and your landscape.

Walls, Roofs, and Extras

You can have the best of both worlds when you add a pavilion or pergola to your outdoor space. Offer a shaded space for sunny days, an open space for stargazing, even custom walls for windy afternoons. You don’t want to limit yourself when it comes to your outdoor space.

When you design and order your pergola from IBD Outdoor Rooms, it is the best lumber at the best price, ready to assemble in clearly-marked instructions and materials, delivered to your door. When it comes to the benefits, there is no reason not to invest in your home now.

Contact IBD Outdoor Rooms at 704-960-4530 today and get started on your dream outdoor space before spring.

By Sheryl Isenhour | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Start Talking About Spring Projects Now

Start The New Year Off Right! Let Us Help You Plan For A New Outdoor Fireplace!

You may not be planning for your summer activities yet, but imagine a new outdoor space to host a get-together, relax into the cool evening, and watch Fourth of July fireworks with the family. You can start the New Year off right by planning your new outdoor fireplace today. Avoid the spring rush by choosing your fireplace and planning your installation now.

First Thing’s First

Imagine your space. There are many styles of outdoor fireplaces available and IBD Outdoor Rooms offers the best garden fireplaces, wall fireplaces, and fire pits on the market. Our professionals can match you with the perfect fireplace to fit your space in size, style, and function.

  • THE GARDEN FIREPLACE is designed to fit into small areas and are designed to burn gas, biofuel, or gel fuel only. They can also be vent-free or vented, allowing for versatility. These fireplaces offer adequate heat for outdoor entertaining and a beautiful feature for your garden or patio space.
  • RINNAI WALL UNITS are designed for spaces that have divider walls or where larger units are needed. These gas appliances offer a beautiful gas flame and high heat output for those cool evenings in Spring, or less heat for the warmer evenings of summer.
  • THE FIRE PIT comes in various shapes and sizes to fit your specific need. The octagonal fire pit housing is our most popular selection at IBD Outdoor Rooms. It features a fully welded corrosion resistant frame and 1/2 cement board covering. We also offer round, square, wedge, oval, and rectangular fire pit housings, as well as stratford and pedestal fire pit housings, which stand up from the ground.

Our outdoor fireplaces are available in Grinitech and stone finishes which can be matched to your outdoor space perfectly. If you haven’t planned your outdoor space beyond your fireplace, we have everything you should need to complete your dream space. You can choose from a variety of posting, roofing, rafters, and anatomy to create a custom structure that fits any space and any need.

Choose IBD!

At IBD Outdoor Rooms we offer only industry-trusted brands rated for outdoor use with professional installation and maintenance. We want our customers to enjoy an outdoor living space no matter what time of year. That’s why maintaining the highest level of safety and beauty with every addition is important to us!  In doing this, we want out customers to return to IBD for all their needs. And, in addition, because they are fully satisfied with our service and products.

We have a technician standing by to begin this journey with you. Ready to start your search for the outdoor space of your dreams? Then visit our gallery to view pictures of our best work. One of these fireplaces could be yours!

Get started today by calling IBD Outdoor Rooms at 704-960-4530.

By Sheryl Isenhour | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Start The New Year Off Right! Let Us Help You Plan For A New Outdoor Fireplace!

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplaces Are Terrific!

Do you have good memories of sitting around by the campfire as a kid? Does the smell of burning wood take you back to those days? Not only is it nice to be reminded of those times, It can be very relaxing to unwind at the end of the day in front of a wood-burning fire in your backyard. If this sounds good to you, IBD Outdoor Rooms can easily turn this into your reality by installing an outdoor wood-burning estate fireplace by your patio, on your deck or porch, or as a free-standing gathering place in your yard. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of adding this kind of fireplace to your outdoor living space.

Outdoor Wood-Burning Fireplaces Are Terrific!-Concord, NC-IBD Outdoor Room-w800-h800


If you love the sounds of crackling wood and the smell of it burning, you already know how much a wood-burning fireplace can improve any atmosphere. For fans of wood-burning fires, a gas fireplace cannot take the place of the sensory experience of burning wood. You might not be happy with an outdoor gas fireplace if you prefer burning wood.


Adding a wood-burning fireplace to your outdoor living area is much less expensive than adding a gas one, especially if you do not have gas lines. It can be quite costly to install gas lines from your gas main to your outdoor fireplace, according to Do It Yourself. Wood-burning fireplaces are also cheaper to construct, so you will be saving money by adding an outdoor wood fireplace instead of an outdoor gas fireplace.


The price of natural gas continues to rise, which can be concerning if you live on a budget. When you do not know how much the cost of gas will be from one month to the next, it makes it hard to set aside an amount of money to pay your gas bill. One of the best things about burning wood is that firewood is relatively inexpensive, and if you have access to it, you can even cut your own firewood for free.

Although a wood-burning outdoor fireplace does require a bit more maintenance such as cleaning up ashes and storing firewood, the benefits can definitely outweigh these drawbacks. If you would like to add a wood-burning fireplace to your outdoor living space, contact us at IBD Outdoor Rooms. Our staff is happy to tell you all about the options we have to give you the outdoor fireplace of your dreams.

Fall Is Almost Here: Consider Adding an Outdoor Fireplace

The fall season is a favorite for many people because of its cool and comfortable temperatures. Fall is a great time to entertain family and friends outside; however, it can be a bit cooler after the sun has set for the evening. One way to be able to extend your outdoor entertaining time without having to worry about chilly nights is to add an outdoor fireplace to your deck, patio, or porch. At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we want our customers to be able to fully enjoy being outdoors all year long, and we specialize in creating beautiful outdoor living spaces, including different types and styles of outdoor fireplaces. We would like to share with you some reasons why you should consider adding an outdoor fireplace to your backyard this fall.

With an outdoor fireplace, you can enjoy your outdoor living space almost all year round.

The warmth from a fire in your outdoor fireplace allows you to be outside with your family and friends more months of the year. You will find your outdoor living space to be even more relaxing when you can gather cozily with your loved ones around a fire. Even if the weather stays moderately warm all during the year, you will love what a stunning focal point a fireplace can add to your deck, patio, or porch area.

It can be relatively easy to add a fireplace outdoors.

When you plan your outdoor fireplace with our staff at IBD Outdoor Rooms, you will not have to worry about tearing down walls and making a big construction mess inside your home. For those who do not have a fireplace in their homes and have always wanted one, adding an outdoor fireplace can be the best solution to satisfy that fireplace desire.

You have no style limitations when it comes to choosing an outdoor fireplace from IBD Outdoor Rooms.

We design both garden fireplaces and firepits and are happy to work with you on exactly how you want it to look. If you would like something more modern and contemporary, we offer Rinnai Wall Fireplaces as well as Art of Fire Fireplaces. Whether you are looking for the wood-burning experience or the convenience of a gas fireplace, IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you. We agree with the Green Living Journal that you should consider the amount of maintenance involved with each type of fireplace, and we can help you choose the perfect outdoor fireplace for your home.

Extend the outdoor living season into fall! Contact us at IBD Outdoor Rooms to learn more about adding an outdoor fireplace.

By Sheryl Isenhour | Tagged with: Tags: , | Comments Off on Fall Is Almost Here: Consider Adding an Outdoor Fireplace