Published at Saturday, October 05th 2019, 02:44:36 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!
Winter may have come and gone (we`re not sad about it, either), but that doesn`t mean your fireplace is going anywhere. So we gathered up forty five easy fireplace ideas that will make yours look timeless and stylish no matter what time of year it is. From detailed stonework to over-the-top marble and modern mantles, these fireplaces will make any living space interior design goals regardless of whether or not it`s snowing outside.
Fireplaces can fit into any space. Wood can create a classic library fireplace, a modern hearth or a transitional focal point. Stone can be smooth, rough, stacked or fitted. It can retain its natural finish or get a coat of paint. Color contrast creates drama.
Few can deny the nostalgic joy of a good old fashioned fireplace, to say nothing of the warmth and heavenly glow provided on a long cold night or at an intimate gathering.