Published at Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 03:16:27 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
Today`s modern fireplaces not only keep your home basked in that long-savored firelight, but offer a convenience not readily enjoyed by our forefathers. With updated gas components, which allow one to flip a switch and instantly luxuriate in hearth ambience, rather than labor over logs and starter fluids, modern fireplaces also come in a range of designs that implement all your household values while maintaining the fireplace`s traditional place in the home.
The long, narrow shape and sturdy steel construction of this modern design ensure that a maximum of heat radiates throughout the room. Its beautiful, long lines are the perfect addition to high ceilings, while the width of the hearth itself makes a room seem full of warmth and comfort. Dipping down into a sunken seating area, this fireplace creates an instantly inviting area for entertaining or lounging. Offset the stark black with quirky furnishings and pops of color for a unique, personal atmosphere.
For nearly a decade Kate, an avid renovator and decorator, has been dishing out expert interior design advice on her blog Centsational Style. Here she shares how this fireplace built in the 1980s was made over with beautiful patterned cement tile. It took 34, eight-inch square tiles to get the job done with the help of 1/4 inch spaces. Before getting started she removed the original drywall mantel. After installing the new tile, she added a new wood mantel.
The incomparable joy of gathering around a fire with your loved ones or reflecting in solitude on the crackling flames will never go out of style. We may live in seductively convenient times, but some things simply can`t be replaced. The fireplaces of today not only celebrate what connects us to our early brothers, but continue to earn their rightful place as modern heirlooms for generations to come.