The role of the fireplace is to make a space feel warm and inviting and is no longer related to the heat produced by this design feature. The fireplace has become an accessory designed to serve as a focal point. It often occupies a central position in a room. There are many types of fireplaces which can be utilized in this manner.
Ceiling-hanging fireplaces can occupy a central position is a room without taking up valuable floor space. In addition to being space-efficient, a hanging fireplace also looks lightweight and makes the entire space feel open and more spacious. It suits well large spaces but also smaller rooms.
A central fireplace automatically becomes a focal point for that particular space. Considering this fact, its design should be defining for the room. Choose this piece with great care. Everything about it matters. The materials used, the colors, finishes, shapes and patterns will all become characteristics of the entire space.
There are plenty of situations when a fireplace positioned at the center of a space is closely related to the layout. For example, in an open floor plan where the living room, kitchen and dining area are part of the same zone, a fireplace can serve as a link between them and can also double as a space divider or as a support structure for the house frame.