Patio Kiva Fireplace

The Patio Kiva fireplace kit will extend the life of your patio and outdoor entertainment center and increase your living space. A Patio kiva fireplace, often called a Bee Hive fireplace, with its unique arched firebox doorway makes a wonderful focal point in the patio design of any southwestern home. Outdoor living has become fashionable and leads us to create comfortable cooking and recreational areas outside on the Patio. A Patio Kiva fireplace adds warmth and charm to any patio or back yard living space.

Unless you are a brick layer or mason, it may seem daunting or outrageously expensive to build a kiva fireplace on your patio. It’s not! Southwest Building Supply sells an outdoor kiva fireplace kit called the El Patio. This kit comes complete with the firebox, chimney and a wire mesh face frame. All you need to add are a few basic materials including a couple cinderblocks and some stucco which can be purchased from your local home building center.

El Patio Kiva Firplace from KitAlthough it is recommended that installation be done by a contractor, many have been installed by do-it-yourself homeowners. Be sure to conform with local codes if you decided to install your own kiva fireplace. Southwest Building Supply now offers a Southwestern Kiva Fireplace Kit in a variety of inspired styles. As you peruse the images on this site see if you can tell which fireplaces are from kits or built in place by expensive skilled craftsmen.

The firebox in Southwest Building Supply's Kiva Fireplace Kit is made of lightweight concrete lined with firebrick. Each Kiva fireplace kit includes a three piece firebox, preformed face frame and all specialized hardware necessary for assembly. The chimney is lightweight double wall steel requiring only minimal clearance. You will need some basic materials which may vary depending on your unique installation, such as concrete block and plaster or stucco. These materials can be purchased from your local building supply center. Chimney components can be purchased locally or purchased from Southwest Building Supply along with your fireplace kit. They have skilled representatives that will be happy to assist you.

Because the firebox is lined with firebrick, a kit Kiva fireplace can burn wood logs or optionally be equipped with gas burner and Ceramic Logs. This arched southwestern style kiva or “beehive” fireplace is built to last as long as your home.