Fireplaces – Gas, Electric, Accessories and Fireplace Design Ideas.
Fireplace Design Ideas.
A fireplace can add style and elegance to your home and can create a fabulous centre piece in your living room. You may want a fireplace in your home but are wondering where you are going to get some fireplace design ideas from. Designs of fireplaces are constantly changing and you may not know which ones are the best to choose but there are three basic elements to any fireplace design, the hearth, the firebox and the fireplace opening. Looking in home or interior design magazines as well as on the internet can help you get an idea of the style you want for your home.
The firebox is the place where the fire will burn and the hearth is the area around that firebox. The fire opening is the area between the firebox and the room in which the fireplace is located. Where the hearth is placed is up to you but you can have it directly on the floor or situated above the floor or sunk down into the floor. The hearth is the area which will protect the floor from the fire’s heat. There are different types of fireboxes to choose from too and they can also be flush, raised off the floor or lower than the floor.
You may already have a fireplace which you want to replace or you may be looking for a completely new addition to your home. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from to give your living room a fabulous appeal. You will more than likely want a design that complements your existing decor. You can choose a contemporary design or something more traditional depending on your tastes.
A fireplace can be a wonderful addition to your living room and will come into its own during the winter months when you can use it for heat and to create a cosy atmosphere with the warm glow it will emit. It will be especially festive around Christmas time if there are children in your home as they can hang their stockings there on Christmas Eve.
If you are looking for fireplace design ideas, the best thing to do would be to visit one of the specialized shops which have a huge range of styles and designs to give you ideas. You can have a look and then get one made especially to suit your specific tastes.