Published at Monday, October 07th 2019, 02:28:03 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
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!
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.
And while many homes built during certain periods feature built-in fireplaces, they may require an update to keep with the times and one`s personal needs.
A gorgeous slab of charcoal marble turns a traditional fireplace into a modern focal point in this home remodeled by Watts Studio situated in Australia. Notice the hearth pad? It was cut from the same slab. Contributing to the room`s bold yet minimalist aesthetic is the low profile furnishings. The red velvet armchair punches things up with a bright pop of color.