Outdoor entertaining has come a long way from just firing up a barbeque grill on the back deck or placing a picnic table on the patio. No backyard retreat would be complete without an outdoor fireplace. These modern structures are surprisingly affordable and will be the best conversation place in the neighborhood. Many new outdoor fireplaces have a pre constructed concrete framework which can be surfaced with brick, natural stones or cultured stones tailored to complement the rest of your landscape.