A DIY outdoor fireplace kit is a great way to cozy up this fall and winter season, save on labor costs too! An outdoor fireplace is one thing I’ve always wanted to add to our homestead… We will be adding ours in the spring!
I love the look of rocked fireplaces with a nice chimney above! They just feel more cozy, and they’re much prettier than a fire pit on the ground. And you can roast your marshmallows and hot dogs without the smoke choking you out because it goes UP the smoke chamber chimney!
There are also options for outdoor oven fireplaces. These fireplaces are up off the ground and are made to cook outdoors! Outdoor Pizza Ovens are just another option for a DIY outdoor fireplace!
There are endless choices for DIY outdoor fireplace kits available in 2021.
Some come with pizza ovens, some are outdoor fire pizza ovens, some are pretty and some are just functional.
Prices range between about $700 to $10,000 dollars depending on how fancy you want to get. The average price for stone diy outdoor fireplace kit is around $3000, and takes a weekend for the average Joe to set up. And you can order them online or pick some up from your local Home Depo.
After researching for days, I’m sharing my top DIY outdoor fireplace kits, and looks. So, if you’re like me, trying to decide which one you want, hopefully this will help you too!
#1 Complete DIY Outdoor Fireplace Kit
Necessories Outdoor Fireplaces are built and chiseled to perfection, assemble one brick at a time for an authentic masonry look that just can’t be faked. This fireplace kit is 6 feet high and 3 feet wide, big enough that this unit is the centerpiece of any outdoor area.
Necessories Compact Outdoor Fireplace includes 2 1/4 inch firebricks for durability of the wood-burning firebox, and uses Super-Stik adhesive… This fireplace stands timelessly for years to come.
Necessories Compact Outdoor Fireplace Features:
- 2 1/4” firebrick – a brick capable of withstanding intense heat, used to line fireplaces.
- Pre-cut concrete fits together perfectly
- Steel reinforcements
- Built with high standards – 1 year warranty
- Super-Stik adhesive won’t degrade under humidity or temperature change
- Each kit comes with directions and chimney height.
Bigger Firebox – DIY Outdoor Fireplace Kits Without Brick
Napoleon GSS42CF Riverside Outdoor Fireplace.
This is a beautiful outdoor gas fireplace that’s perfect for the patio or pool area. Create a wonderful gathering area for family and friends. Spend hours around your outdoor fireplace making memories while being warmed by this generously heating fireplace!
This outdoor fireplace doesn’t require any venting. Not only that, but its SAFE GUARD™ gas control system can quickly and automatically shut off the gas supply if necessary. You’ll also love the stainless steel firebox and burner that are complemented a PHAZER® log set producing radiant infrared heat.
- Ventless outdoor gas fireplace
- 35 5/8 inch High x 46 11/16 inch Wide x 23 inch Deep
- Highly realistic log set
- A Stainless steel firebox
- Zero clearance for easy install.
Zero Clearance means that you can set this fireplace insert on wood framing without spacing it for heat, because it’s designed to keep the heat inside and be cooler on the surface, so it doesn’t pose a risk of burning other close surfaces.
This is a GAS fireplace… You plumb it to natural gas or LP (propane), and just turn it on when you want a fire.d
VillaWood Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces
Include the firebox and chimney set up, you provide the framing and brick. They run in between 1-2 thousand average prices.
Villawood is a wood-burning outdoor fireplace that upgrade your outdoor living area with style and warmth.
- Traditional and herringbone Brick Interior Options
- Steel grate & firescreen look great for years!
- Large 36″ – 42″ wide fireplaces.
I love the large firebox of this fireplace kit! The bigger the better in my humble opinion! With a bigger, or wider, firebox more people can get around it to roast mallows or get warmed up!
American Fyre Designs Grand Petite Cordova $10,500
If your budget allows… This classic full sized diy outside fireplace kit comes complete with the masonry and side walls to put together in your yard.
The Grand Series Fireplaces has wall extension panels that expand the body of the fireplace to create more seating and decorating area while providing privacy from the world behind the outdoor fireplace. This outdoor Fireplace kit brings a warm glow and serenity that encourages relaxation and unwinding. An American Fyre Designs exterior fire feature anchors outdoor spaces, and turns patios into outdoor sanctuaries. Invite quality time that flows into the night – especially when it’s cold outside.
- Outdoor rated & vented
- Constructed of glass fiber reinforced concrete.
- Extended Bullnose Hearth
- Key Valve
- Gas Source available underneath or on back
- Includes 24″ G45 vented stainless steel natural gas burner
- Includes 24″ Vented Charred Oak Log
This is a gas outdoor fireplace option… Already built for you! If you have natural gas or LP plumbed into your house, you can have a plumber come plumb it to your porch for the addition of a gas fireplace!
The good thing about gas fireplaces is that there is not smoke! Plus you don’t have to build a fire… Ever! You just flip a switch or a key valve to start the fire, making it super easy for anyone!
If you have an abundance of firewood available, this may not be the right option for you, but for those of us who have to buy or drive distances to get firewood… GAS is a great option to consider!
Electric Friendly Outdoor Fireplace Kit –
This option will require you build a stand and framing for the fireplace, and this inserts inside for a cozy fireplace look!
Outdoor Fireplace Ideas:
Some of these are freestanding fireplaces, and some have walls build on the sides for more decorating and seating opportunities… A beautiful outdoor fireplace is the perfect place to have a good time with friends! Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to design an outside fireplace space best for your family and homestead!
I just love the look of the freestanding fireplace lining the grass area above!
Create An Outdoor Space With DIY Outdoor Fireplace Kits
I LOVE the outdoor fireplace in the flower beds lining the lawn! The fireplace help define the lawn space amd really warms up the yard. Perfect for a summer night campout, and roasting marshmallows under the stars.
Consider adding a walkway to your outdoor fireplace space with pavers!
The photo above is obviously a GAS fireplace, so this is not an option if you’re wanted to roast marshmallows or hot dogs, but it’s super clean and easy for a cozy porch! This space can be enjoyed come rain or sun!
Love the classic brick exterior shown here…It never goes out of style! Also the pavers with grass (or turf) between them is a timeless look.
Add your outdoor fireplace kit to your outdoor BBQ area! Love the walls to stop wind, and the seating area where family can relax during cookouts!
Another option is a two sided outdoor fireplace so it can be enjoyed from both sides… The grass and patio!
More Outdoor Fireplaces To Consider
Love the herringbone design in the fire brick on this one! Fire brick absorbs heat and keeps it going out the front of the fireplace instead of going back and heating the structure!
Covered porch DIY outdoor fireplace kit idea here… This is a GAS option, but I love how clean the feel is! Consider seating, outdoor rugs, and a defined space!
The love arched firebox option shown here.. The rocked exterior is gorgeous too!
What a great gathering area with seating for so many all around the fireplace and defined space! A great way to build seating right into your hardscape!
Im including this picture above because I love the stucco and brick design… Not to mention the outdoor dining area is gorgeous!
This design shows sidewall options… Sidewalls provide more privacy from neighbors, and a shield from wind, and a focal point!
Love this fireplace under a pergola! Perfect DIY space with pavers for floor in seating area, pergola for a little cover and a beautiful bricked outdoor fireplace. This is a perfect outdoor living space! I love the idea of a pergola, because you can grow gorgeous climbing roses, ivey, and trumpet vines on the structure to add beauty and make it a really relaxing spot!
DIY Outdoor Fireplace Kits For Cooking –
For a DIY backyard fireplace kit for cooking pizza, and authentic dishes, these different options may inspire your design!
Build your diy outdoor fireplace kit under a covered dining area! I love the combination of brick and stucco used above!
Pictured above is a popular Outdoor Fireplace for cooking that seems to be pretty popular, and can added anywhere in your yard or on a porch!
I love how this has a defined space for cooking and eating from their DIY outdoor fireplace… Plus built in seating!
This diy outdoor fireplace screams authentic food! Love the brick choices and tiles.
For a smaller project, and outdoor cooking, this little beauty will fit in any space.
This kit comes with a nice base so it can stand sturdy in a grassy area!