Published at Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 03:46:26 AM by Laurence Schlicher. Fireplace. A fireplace is both a functional and decorative part of the home. It keeps you warm during the colder months. It also provides a focal point for the room. The look of a fireplace can make or break the decor of a room. If you are looking for ways to upgrade the look of your fireplace, use these fireplace design ideas to get your imagination started.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 15:18:46 PM. 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!
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 08:30:42 AM. By Laurence Schlicher. 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.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 05:46:29 AM. 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.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 05:37:08 AM. By Laurence Schlicher. This is an example of modern fireplace ideas that create a stunning monochromatic effect when paired with similar shades of wood furnishings. Wood paneling lends a timeless effect to a sleek, modern design, while the elevated hearth breaks up the large expanse of wood, keeping the look freshly clean. For a more striking look, dark wood paneling against a lighter floor and walls instantly draws the eye and makes for a natural entertaining area. The wood stacked along the wall lends a rustic, visually interesting touch that doesn`t disrupt the clean lines and sleek aesthetic. Beautiful plants in varying shades of green make this a perfect design for nature-lovers.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 03:52:09 AM. By Laurence Schlicher. 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.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 03:31:23 AM. By Laurence Schlicher. Not ready for a new fireplace? You can still get in on this year`s hot refinishing trend. If you already have a fireplace, consider refinishing your existing hearth to instantly update the look of a room. If you`re suffering from cold chimney draft, install a wood, gas or pellet fireplace insert for instant warmth, added style and a reduced monthly home heating bill.
Published at Sunday, September 22nd 2019, 03:15:44 AM. By Laurence Schlicher. A fireplace can be a fantastic addition to a home. With new design elements gaining popularity, it`s no problem to find a fireplace that not only fits your budget but also blends seamlessly into your decor. Of course, with so many designs to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start, so it`s important to really evaluate your needs. In this way, you can be sure of making an investment that will make you happy and keep you warm and cozy for years to come.