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Specializing in custom DIY outdoor fireplace, kitchen and grill designs and plans for your outdoor paradise.

Using our exclusive designs and plans, you can have the backyard of your dreams and save thousands.




You will be building a beautiful structure soon, and in order to do this you need to make sure that you have the proper tools. Although not all of the listed tools are a necessity, we have found that they assist in making the building process much smoother. Some of the tools we have used to build these same structures are as follows:

Measuring tape
Level, 4-footer
Circular saw or masonry saw with diamond blade
Extension cord
Bucket or mixing bin
Plug-in drill / mortar mixer (Cordless drills may not have enough torque)
Hand trowels
Sharpie markers
Chalk line
Garden hose
Masonry drill bit
Framing square
Gloves, rubber dipped
Rubber mallet
Grinder with masonry attachment
Dust mask
Eye and ear protection

You may want or need to use more than these tools to complete your project. This is just a reminder of the tools you may consider using. If you don’t own many of these tools, don’t worry. Many of them can be borrowed from friends or rented from local tool rental shops or home improvement stores.

Building Materials

The block types and other building materials needed to complete these outdoor projects are listed below. It is not a bad idea to purchase a few more of each block just in case you run into some cracked or broken ones. It does happen on occasion. It should be noted that this list of materials for the rough in build does NOT include any extras. Each plan will have a detailed list of materials needed to complete that specific plan.

Concrete Block

8x4x16 solids
Cap block

Other Materials

Angle Iron
Concrete mix
2x4x8 (wood)
Wood screws/nails
Metal flashing

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Backyard Flare, LLC

Phone: (520) 269-9740


About Us

Years ago I looked at my bare backyard and thought I should add something. I had a lot of unused space but felt trees and plants weren't what the space needed. I had seen outdoor kitchens and fireplaces in magazines and on TV and thought I would inquire with a contractor about having them built. I provided the contractors with example pictures of barbeques and fireplaces I liked and received quotes as high as $7,800 to build just the fireplace. more...