Is there anything better than a crackling fire on a crisp night? These alfresco spaces boast style inspiration and seaside views.
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Remember to site permanent fireplace structures to complement the scenery, not overpower it.
Pay a little extra for masonry or stone fireplaces, which offer a custom look and may include a barbecue grill or wood storage. Though kits and prefabricated materials are available, the complex installation should be handled by a professional.