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The Changing Faces of Fireplaces

The aesthetic appearance of fireplaces have been changing for decades. Where once you needed a chimney in order to have one, homeowners can buy units that use natural gas or even electric flames to give the beauty of a warm log cabin fire. These modern alternatives are cleaner and eco-friendlier too.

The aesthetic appearance of fireplaces have been changing for decades. Where once you needed a chimney in order to have one, homeowners can buy units that use natural gas or even electric flames to give the beauty of a warm log cabin fire. These modern alternatives are cleaner and eco-friendlier too. Using Eco Smart Fires will help reduce harmful emissions while also helping you to avoid using up unnecessary electricity, thus helping the environment.
Designer fireplaces have opened up the possibilities to all kinds of style for homeowners and interior designers. Fireplaces can now be levelled or raised up. They can be small or they can be big. Some have glass and metallic finishes to them while others are made of marble or tile. There is of course the traditional rock and brick-like fireplaces too.

A stone fireplace can give your living room a rustic look. It’s naturally beautiful and will replicate that feel that of being in a log cabin in the forest. To accentuate the natural look you should decorate your living room with natural stone colours like light grey and sage like colours. This will help the fireplace blend in better.

Who says that a fireplace has to be floor bound? If you’re the kind of home owner who likes to make people’s jaws drop when they enter your home, then you should consider a fireplace that is raised up to the height where a painting or a flat screen TV would be. It’s sort of like having one of those stainless steel wall ovens except it’s a fireplace. A raised fireplace is perfect because it allows you, your family and guests to enjoy it from virtually any angle of the room.

Of course a classic never goes out of style and neither does a classic fireplace centrepiece. You can surround the fireplace with pine wood to give it a natural look or you can go all sophisticated and encase the fireplace with marble.

A pretty popular type of fireplace is the one where you can mount a TV above it. This allows the family to get the best of both worlds. They can sit back and enjoy a show or read a book or enjoy each other’s company while watching the flames burn bright.

Let’s face it. When we think about fireplaces we expect some logs and a bright warm fire in the middle. But did you know that you can own a fireplace and use it for other things like storage space? You can make your own indoor garden or you can turn it into a bookshelf as well. This is great during those warm spring and summer months.

Double-sided fireplaces are also becoming a growing trend. But what exactly does that mean? Well imagine having a room divided by a wall but in this instance, they’d be sharing a see-through fireplace which would become the centrepiece for two different rooms. It’s like two Siamese twins sharing a heart or in this case a hearth. This idea is excellent for large rooms that could benefit from a dividing wall.

Electric fireplaces are safer and easy to maintain. They don’t actually create real flames. They act more like a heating unit. What they do however is create a nice facsimile of an actual fire that you and your family can enjoy.

Fireplaces not only reduce your heating costs in the winter but it also brings the people you love together as well.