Fireplaces: Turning house into a home

Fireplaces: Turning house into a home

Light fluorescence of the fire, a feeling of gentle heat surrounding the room – fireplaces have the power to create a cozy atmosphere, inviting to sit, meditation, providing a sense of security and comfort. Just as in ancient times, when the fire was the only source of heat, the survival tool. And this feeling is still deeply rooted in our instincts. When choosing the right fireplace we are often limited by space, budget, house structure or flat, or our own lifestyle. In that case, it is important to ask a question – are we choosing a gas or wood fireplace? Gas is preferred as a clean source of heat that can be conveniently hidden behind the glass door, making it the „safer“ option. However, if the space you are working with already has the infrastructure and the masonry, allowing you to place a fireplace on wood, wood stands as an eco-friendly choice that will provide an unparalleled ambience.

Today fireplaces – both wood and gas – could be divided into several categories: central, custom fireplaces, concrete, brick, marble, open, corner, built-in and outdoor.

 

Central fireplaces


Central fireplaces, as the name suggests, act as the focus, nay the hero within a room. In many cases they deliver the feeling similar to that of sitting around an open campfire – a space that offers a place to gather and exchange stories. Fireplaces naturally occupy a large open area, thereby giving them purpose and meaning. 

 

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Custom formed fireplaces


A fireplace is always a big design opportunity, and there’s nothing like a custom formed steel number to create visual impact, be it classic or cutting edge look we are after. Suspended, freestanding or built-in, what these guys all have in common is that they were designed to fit into the spaces where they are located. 

 

 

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Concrete fireplaces


A fireplace is always a big design opportunity, and there’s nothing like a custom formed steel number to create visual impact, be it classic or cutting edge look we are after. Suspended, freestanding or built-in, what these guys all have in common is that they were designed to fit into the spaces where they are located. 

 

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Brick fireplaces


Brick and fire have been excellent mates from way back, so it’s not surprising to find so many delicious examples of brick fireplaces that add a homey, sophisticated touch. They add the true feeling of a quiet cozy home and, in combination with cracking wood, are still enjoying worldwide popularity. In short, it is a timeless classics.

 

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Marble clad fireplaces


The advantage of marble fireplaces is their luxurious, representative appearance and is an ideal choice for heating. Marble has a unique heat storage capability and, long after the fire has been extinguished, it is warming up. Other advantages include resistance to scratches, heat and an easy maintenance.

 

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Open and see trough fireplaces


These two-for-the-price-of-one situations create an effective visual anchor. A stunning see-through fireplace allows us to add architectural interest and ambiance to multiple spaces in a creative way. One fireplace – multiple rooms of enjoyment. 

 

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Built in fireplaces


This is the most common and most widely used variant of all. Built-in fireplaces have been the most important architectural element in the house for centuries. The possibilities of their processing are endless – from dimensions to specific shapes to their illumination.

 

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Outdoor fireplaces


Outdoor fireplaces are increasingly popular part of gardens, terraces and gazebos, ideal for outdoor garden parties. They are often combined with practical accessories such as a grill or smokehouse to provide everything you need for a pleasant evening sitting with friends.

 


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sources: https://www.yellowtrace.com.au , https://www.bwearable.com