Patio Kiva Fireplace
The Patio Kiva fireplace kit will extend the life of
your patio and outdoor entertainment center and increase your living
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.
Although 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
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
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.