People love a fireplace. People love the outdoors. People love pizza. Put these all together and you’ve got the perfect motivation to build yourself an outdoor fireplace with a pizza oven! If you’ve ever thought about this addition to your backyard or patio, here are some ideas for you to get started.

There’s nothing quite like a wood-fired pizza with a bubbly yet crispy crust, melted cheese, fresh herbs, and a cold drink. There are clear advantages when it comes to the benefits of wood-fired pizza ovens that make them well worth the investment from the moment you slide out that first pizza.

Many people cook pizza at home in their conventional ovens, with results that often leave much to be desired. Ever wonder how pizzerias get that perfectly crisp crust? The best pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven.

If you’re considering adding an outdoor pizza oven and fireplace to your backyard, your first consideration should be location. Safety should top your list of requirements, and any areas with low-hanging branches, bushes, or shrubs should be ruled out or sufficiently trimmed to make way for a backyard fire feature.

You’ll also want to consider whether your outdoor pizza oven fireplace will be part of a larger cooking and dining area, or if the plan is to cook in the fireplace and then serve meals in an adjacent or separate area. All of these factors can affect the layout and design of your fireplace area.

Speaking of design, you’ll have many options in terms of style when it comes to your outdoor pizza oven fireplace. If you choose to enlist the aid of a stone mason or contractor for a custom build, you can drive the design in any direction you please, from traditional fireplace looks featuring brick, stone, or stucco, to sleek modern designs in granite, ceramics, or metal.

You can also choose to go with a prefabricated or modular unit. With this option you can customize the veneer or façade with a thin layer of stone, stucco, brick, or granite, approximating the appearance of a custom build for a fraction of the cost.

Wood-fired pizza ovens are a great addition to any outdoor space. They cook food quickly and evenly, ensuring crispy yet chewy slices of custom-made pizza.

At Tri-County Hearth & Patio we have a large selection of pizza ovens.  We are a family-owned and operated business located on Old Washington Road in Waldorf, Maryland, and have been serving the area for over 30 years. We offer our customers the largest selection of patio furniture, fireplaces, inserts, stoves, BBQ grills, and outdoor accessories in all of Southern Maryland. Plus, our sales and service professionals are proficient in all things patio and hearth. Visit our website for more information, or if you’re ready to optimize the enjoyment of your home, give us a call at 301-843-1771.