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Transform Your Outdoor Look with a Pergola or a Pavilion

August has arrived, but that doesn’t mean summer is over. There is still plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor space whether it’s a yard, pond, patio, or garden. Your dream space, big or small, can be improved and transformed with a pergola or pavilion.Add a Pergola or Pavilion - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms

Add Height and Depth with A Structure

You may not even realize how much your space needs a structure to transform it into the place to be. A structure can be functional and beautiful while bringing the space together with a design. An addition like a quality pergola or pavilion will not only enhance your life, but will also bring up the value of your property. It’s an investment in your home and your future!

Quality Starts With Design

IBD Outdoor Rooms brings quality outdoor products to your door, starting with the material our products are made of. We work with the best partners to insure that our lumber is the best quality possible for our customers. This allows you to get more for your money, and best combination of price, color, longevity, and finish. All of our pergolas are made with Douglas Fir to offer the desired appearance and diminish warps and twists.

The design itself lends itself to architectural beauty. Gently curved beams and arched braces create elegant structures that enhance any space. You can choose from standard designs and sizes, or opt for a custom design with our same sturdy and beautiful lumber. At IBD Outdoor Rooms we specialize in pergolas and pavilions, both standard and custom designs. Pergolas consist of beautiful framework that can be adorned with curtains and trailing plants. Pavilions are structures that usually have no walls and a solid roof. Both are great options for all regions and climates.

Pergola or Pavilion?

Standard designs include the 2 post and 4 post pergolas, hip roof pavilion, and gable pavilion. The roofs on pergolas are left unfinished. In order for your pergola to offer desired shade, you can opt for a crosshatch roof, east/west orientation, and curtains to top it off. Pavilions are roofed and are great for use in all seasons. IBD offers decking kits, cedar shingles, thatch roofing, Sunbrella awning fabric, and more. For the best ideas for your outdoor space, check out our photo gallery. You can even combine two designs or customize your own. The best way to decide what type of design will work for your space is to speak with an expert!

Call 704-960-4530 to get started today.

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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.

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The Benefits of Outdoor Wood-Fired Ovens

If you have never eaten a pizza that was baked in a wood-fired oven before, you are missing out! Many pizzerias use these types of ovens, and the popularity of these cooking appliances has grown so much that people are installing a wood-fire oven in their outdoor kitchens. When you choose IBD Outdoor Rooms to design your outdoor kitchen, you have the option to include a wood-fire oven. You never have to worry about it being too cold to use a wood-fire oven because of its design. These ovens resemble a large round chamber, and the wood is burned inside the chamber. The fire produces very high temperatures with a range between 500 and 700 degrees Fahrenheit. If you and your family love to eat pizza, you can already imagine the benefits of having an outdoor wood-fired oven, but we would like to tell you more about the advantages of these ovens.The Benefits of Outdoor Wood-Fired Ovens - Concord NC - IBD Outdoor Rooms

You can cook pizza much more quickly in a wood-fired oven.

Whether you are preparing a pre-made, homemade, or frozen pizza, your oven cannot get any hotter than 500 degrees, so it can take up to 45 minutes (including time to preheat the oven) for the pizza to be ready. Depending on the thickness of the dough, you can cook a pizza in a wood-fired oven in just two to five minutes.

You can cook just about any food in a wood-fired oven.

According to The Alternative Daily, you can cook more than just pizza in a wood-fired oven. Good foods to try include breads, roasts of any type of meat and vegetables, and casseroles.

Your food retains more nutrients when cooked in a wood-fired oven.

When you cook fruits and vegetables over an open flame in a wood-fired oven, they cook very quickly, which helps them retain certain nutrients and antioxidants. Studies have shown that longer cooking times deplete the nutritional value of food.

You will save energy by cooking in a wood-fired oven.

You do not need any electricity or gas to use a wood-fired oven, and for the environmentally conscious, this is quite a plus. If you are looking for a way to reduce your energy consumption, cooking in a wood-fired oven is a good choice.

Considering adding a wood-fired oven to your outdoor kitchen? Contact us at IBD Outdoor Rooms to learn more about your options for this awesome cooking appliance.

Thinking of a Garden Fireplace

If you dream of having an outdoor fireplace but don't have enough space, opt for a garden fireplace instead.

If you dream of having an outdoor fireplace but don’t have enough space, opt for a garden fireplace instead.

Outdoor fireplaces can be grand, elaborate focal points of patios, decks, and outdoor rooms; however, if you do not have the space for a large fireplace in your backyard, you may want to consider a garden fireplace. Smaller designs to fit in small spaces, garden fireplaces can still provide a relaxing entertainment and meditation area for your family and friends without taking up a lot of room. At IBD Outdoor Rooms, we carry gas, biofuel, and gel fuel units in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our garden fireplace kits come in unfinished and finished, including a granitech finish. As with all outdoor fireplaces and landscaping projects, several things must be considered in the design process according to the Landscaping Network website, and we would like to share what you need to think about when planning for a garden fireplace.

● local codes

For safety reasons, you must contact your city planning office to find out the zoning regulations for an outdoor fireplace. These regulations include how far away your garden fireplace must be from any existing structures and how tall the chimney should be in relation to those structures. Building permits, fire codes, and residential ordinances may also apply. You do not want to face any expensive fines, so it is essential to know the laws concerning outdoor fireplaces in your community.

● privacy

As your garden fireplace is meant to be a personal retreat for you, your family, and your friends, privacy should be considered when you are deciding where to build your garden fireplace. One idea is to place your fireplace with its back facing your neighbor’s yard to act as a privacy screen if you do not have a privacy fence. You may want to think about even building a stone wall or enclosure to ensure a secluded area for your garden fireplace.

● wind direction

Another thing to consider when planning where to build your garden fireplace, the wind direction can have a huge effect on how well your fireplace will work. Placing your garden fireplace where it will act as a wind break creates a calm and comfortable space to relax and fully enjoy your outdoor flame.

● fuel type

IBD Outdoor Rooms offers three different fuel options for a garden fireplace: gas, biofuel (ethanol), and gel fuel. Familiarize yourself with the benefits and disadvantages of each kind of fuel to select which type is the best for your garden fireplace.

● seating

Patio furniture can be a great choice for seating around your garden fireplace because it can be moved around so people can sit as close or as far away from the flame as they want. When selecting patio seating, consider comfort and safety. A conversation set with deep-seated chairs and a love seat or small sofa is a popular choice; just be sure the seating is comfortable and not made of metal. Metal patio furniture can be very dangerous as it conducts heat and may burn you, your family, or your guests. Another seating option is to build in seating or seat walls. Made from concrete, stone, or brick, these seats can be either bench style or have backs. You may want to add pillows or custom cushioning to make your built-in seating more comfortable.

If you are considering a garden fireplace, contact IBD Outdoor Rooms today to talk with our experienced staff about planning your new backyard oasis.

An Outdoor Fireplace to Warm You Up

Choosing an outdoor fireplace that's just right for your home, your needs, and you style can be hard. We at IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you pick out the best one from among our wide array of options.

Choosing an outdoor fireplace that’s just right for your home, your needs, and you style can be hard. We at IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you pick out the best one from among our wide array of options.

While summer days are hot and sunny, the nights of the season can be cool, and it is really never too warm for a soft, crackling fire after dark. Adding an outdoor fireplace to your patio creates warmth, both literally as a heat source and figuratively as a focal point for your family and friends when relaxing or entertaining. IBD Outdoor Rooms offers a variety of outdoor fireplaces, including Art of Fire, visual expressions of art functioning as outdoor fireplaces. Our team can help you customize the perfect outdoor fireplace and install it on your patio, allowing you to enjoy the beauty and warmth of fire outside your home.

Modern Look

If you need design inspiration for how to set up your outdoor fireplace with your patio, the website for the cable channel HGTV posted 20 Cozy Outdoor Fireplaces, with pictures of different patio designs integrating indoor fireplaces. One features a large outdoor fireplace as the star centerpiece with its stone facade, highlighted by a black iron-accented patio. Another highlight, a double-sided outdoor fireplace you can enjoy from a covered section of your patio, if it rains. If you want the more contemporary, modern look, an idea infusing an IBD Outdoor Rooms favorite, Art of Fire-like mod circular metal fire pit with curved deck seating was eye-catching in the HGTV collection of outdoor fireplaces blended in with patios, lakes, and decks.

Traditional Look

Into more of the traditional outdoor stone hearth fireplace style? With choices between two different series of fireplaces, IBD Outdoor Rooms recommends Estate Series as these outdoor fireplaces are customized to fit anywhere they are CSIA-certified to be installed, meaning they can be any size, any fuel type (wood, gas, bio-fuel, or gel fuel), and can be vented or vent-free. This gives you so many options in just about everything! These fireplaces start out with a cabinet and a hearth base, with options for extended hearth bases and dress out bands. Chases are then selected, with a choice of Classique 42-inch and 72-inch heights, Stratford 36-inch height, Tuscan 42-inch height, and to add vertical appeal to an existing chimney, the Venetian Chase – 1872 is also used commonly to clear out wood-burning smoke or vented gas log fumes, as it adds height.

Contemporary Classic Look

If you are seeking a more contemporary classic look, you may be more drawn to our Veranda Series. Providing a ready to finish surface, the fireplace cabinet surrounds a manufactured outdoor fireplace. This cabinet is the required piece to be pipeless and serves as the base for all components of the fireplace. The qualified staff at IBD Outdoor Rooms will be able to help you build on with choices of front and side hearths, a chase top dress out, and the elegant Veranda wood box. You then choose between chases; like the Estates, your choices are Classique, Stratford, Tuscan, and Venetian.

As you can see, you have so many different outdoor fireplace design ideas to warm up your patio, so contact IBD Outdoor Rooms today to request a consultation with our experienced staff about designing your own outdoor fireplace.