Published at Friday, September 06th 2019, 07:26:45 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
Simply put, stone fireplaces consist of either manufactured or natural materials. This surround renovation by the duo behind Chris loves Julia incorporates the latter. The stacked stone ledgers are strips of dark, charcoal marble glued to interlocking panels for easy installation. For drama, the fireplace goes up to the ceiling. As a result, the stunning stonework draws the eyes upward making the average sized room feel ginormous and airy. Capping off the remodel is the live-edge wood mantel that beautifully complements the textured marble.
Not only does a contemporary fireplace instantly become a breathtaking focal point for any room, but with new advances in energy efficiency, they have never been so cost-effective. Many people are choosing to go with direct-vent fireplaces, or have direct-vent inserts placed in their existing fireplaces. These direct vents remove the combustible elements of a fire while still retaining warmth and radiating heat. They are a great, eco-friendly way to get the most out of your fireplace. The best part is, they work with just about any design!
Popular in luxury homes during the 70`s and 80`s, corner gas fireplaces are set to make a strong comeback in 2019, but this time, they`re totally frameless. Available in two-sided and three-sided perspectives, designers and architects are using corner gas fireplaces in contemporary homes to define open concept living areas and to create eye-catching ambience.
One of the benefits of a gas-burning fireplace is that they produce smokeless flames while preserving a clean look. This linear design is a great example of modern fireplace ideas, as it can be implemented in your home in a variety of ways. Instead of a wall separating the master bedroom from the bath, imagine a wall of gentle flames, their glow enhancing a soft white interior. This design would work equally well separating a living room from an enclosed patio, offering light and warmth when the temperature dips at night. The beauty of this subtle fireplace is that it can be customized to suit every need while lending charm to its surroundings.