How To Select The Ideal Fireplace For Your Home

Let’s be honest…everyone would enjoy having a fireplace in their homes. Maybe some give more attention to this detail than others but the fact remains that fireplaces are elegant and luxurious accessories that can fit in any kind of décor. But before you even consider getting one, here are a few things you need to know:There’s more than one type of fireplace to choose from. The most obvious distinction would be the gas vs electric fireplace. Each type has its own set of characteristics.

Electric fireplaces.

Electric fireplaces come with a great advantage. They require no venting and you can install them anywhere in the home. They come in a wide range of designs, sizes and styles and you should browse through to get an idea of what you’d like for your home.

But even with this great freedom to choose any spot you want for the fireplace, sometimes the best option is still the usual spot. And even though you don’t need it, you can design a fireplace wall reminiscent of the traditional types.

Gas fireplaces.

Gas fireplaces also offer a variety of options in terms of style, design, shape, material and everything else. They may not be as flexible as electric fireplaces but you can still work around this issue if you really want one.

If you wish to make the most of your fireplace then consider this room divider option which lets you enjoy it from either side at the same time.

Stone fireplaces let you bring in that rustic vibe and they can look great in modern homes too. You just need to pick the right details and accessories.

You can use lighting fixtures to emphasize the beauty of your fireplace. For example, a fireplace with a stone surround is uniquely beautiful, with a fantastic texture and pattern and you can definitely take advantage of that.

Fireplaces are not exactly a stunning option when it comes to heating the house. They’re more of a decorative feature that sets the mood in the room and they’re the excellent element around which to organize your seating area.

For a contemporary look, choose a fireplace without a mantel. And make sure it looks great even when it’s not turned out. The fireplace should be an eye-catching detail either way.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on September 22nd, 2010

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