How to Add Value and Fun With a Backyard Pizza Oven

Backyard pizza oven

Do you like to entertain outdoors? Do you dream of having the house on the block where everyone wants to hang out but lack the funds to build an in-ground pool or a hot-tub?

I have the perfect answer for you: build a backyard pizza oven.

Why You Should Build Your Own Backyard Pizza Oven

There are plenty of good reasons why you will love having your own pizza oven in your backyard.

However, I will tell you the number one reason right off the bat. You could instantly add resale value to your home depending on your market. Some backyard pizza ovens have been reported as being appraised between $8,000 and $10,000.

That’s a significant return on investment — all for a load of bricks and a little bit of masonry work.

However, that is just the best part of building a pizza oven. If you ever sell your house, you are much more likely to get interested buyers and higher offers because of that oven.

But the real value is in having the oven.

Many pizza ovens are built not only to cook pizzas but to also smoke and barbecue meat, rotisserie roast poultry and pigs, and to fry and bake just about anything else you can imagine

Pizza ovens use clean-burning wood for fuel. In addition, they are incredibly efficient – some of them stay warm for days once they are heated.

These ovens can be made with beautiful material, adding rather than detracting to the look and feel of your home.

Unlike an in-ground pool that sits unused for most of the year in a large part of the country, your pizza oven can be used to extend the usefulness of your patio or outdoor space.

With a DIY kit and a bit of time, most people can put together their own pizza oven from scratch, and the materials are very inexpensive.

Outdoor pizza oven
Backyard pizza oven

Building Your Own Outdoor Pizza Oven

Now, you can hire an expert mason to craft your oven just perfectly. If that’s what you want to do, give us a call, and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

However, it’s entirely possible to build a pizza oven with little or no experience.

If you want to get some kicks, do a Google search for DIY pizza ovens. You will see some truly amazing feats of engineering using upcycled materials.

However, unless you are a science genius, you are probably going to need a kit or at least some detailed instructions.

BrickWood Ovens sells DIY kits with detailed instructions – sometimes even with foolproof foam molds. All you have to do is purchase the right materials.

Since pizza ovens need to hit high temperatures – up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit – all of your materials need to be rated for high temperatures. You can’t use just any bricks or mortar.

Outdoor pizza ovens also need to be built according to the right specifications to allow the heat and smoke to go where they need to go. BrickWood Ovens makes this process easy so that even a novice can build an oven in three weekends.


Even if you are not very handy, consider building your own backyard brick pizza oven.

This is also a great way to increase the value of your house if you’re trying to sell it.

Whatever your question – about pizza ovens or anything else construction – please give us a call. We would be honored to help!

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Photos courtesy of BrickWood Ovens LLC. Used with permission.

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