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An Outdoor Fireplace Is All You Need To Keep Summer Going

08/31/2014 07:00am ET

Even though fall brings its own opportunities to entertain, the end of summer always feels like there was never enough time celebrating the outdoors. But the brilliant designers who submitted their work below to our friends at Porch.com, have reminded us that there is a way to extend summer (as well as those patio parties and al fresco dinners) -- with an outdoor fireplace.

Check out the seven inspiring outdoor fireplaces we rounded up here, andre-imagine what the outside of your home has to offer long after Labor Day ends.

Place a floor-to-ceiling fire fixture under a lofted veranda to turn any outdoor space into an additional room.
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Family Sanctuary by Green Scene Landscaping & Pools
Skip the camping trip. Gather some cozy seating and a couple throw pillows around the fire, in the comfort of your home, instead.
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Defining Tudor by Jennifer Post Design, Inc.
Use string and path lights around your fireplace to open up a patio and give it a welcoming vibe.
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Carlsbad Outdoor Living by AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc.
Going for a more intimate feel? Use a fireplace as an anchor for your outdoor area.
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San Diego Landscape by AAA Landscape Specialists, Inc.
Swap out a deck table for a coffee table and you (and your fireplace) will feel right at home.
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Shillington Outdoor Living by Advanced Renovations, Inc.
Look to a catty-corner fireplace to tie a seating area and an outdoor kitchen together flawlessly.
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Custom Estate by Shuler Architecture
Set a fireplace on the far corners of a beautifully landscaped property for the ultimate stay-cation.
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Westchester Landscape by Stout Design-Build, Inc.

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