If you are an apartment dweller or don’t have a wood-burning fireplace, you can still have a modern, beautiful fireplace in your home. The post The Best Electric Fireplaces to Warm Up Your Space has plenty of apartment-friendly options. Here are some of the best fireplace ideas in the design world today. Installing accent lighting to highlight the fireplace. Offsetting the fireplace in a geometric design. Painting or tiling the fireplace wall in a bold, contrasting color. Adding a mantel over the fireplace. Adding a slab ledge for seating.
You can use the Internet as a great resource in order to search for the various types of the Free Standing Fireplaces that are available on the market. There are many that will surprise you with the way they are installed and the way that they look. These fireplaces can be convection heat, metal, stone, gas, wood, or traditional. There are many different styles that you can choose from as well, which include American, sheraton, shaker, wall stitch, soapstone, lodge, french, cottage, english country, contemporary, art deco, antique, Adirondack, and many other different styles including many different colors.
Fireplace inserts can be vented through an existing chimney, direct vented, b-vented, or vent free. A b-vent unit draws air from inside the home, through ports in the firebox itself. A direct vent unit draws air through a pipe from outside the home, into a sealed firebox. Direct vent models are usually more efficient and safer for todays airtight homes, since they do not use inside air or cause a conflict with range foods and bathroom fans circulating the same air. B-vent units are generally less expensive to install, but are more sensitive to air flow inside the home.
How do you decorate or renovate your fireplace? An easy and elegant idea is to whitewash it, and it’s suitable for any type of hearth and any materials it’s made of. A whitewashed stone fireplace looks rustic but very elegant, a whitewashed concrete fireplace brings style to the space. The decorative hearths and fireplaces are often whitewashed as it’s a nice way to make it look stylish and elegant, with touches of shabby chic. A whitewashed fireplace is a cool idea for almost any space, from rustic and traditional to shabby chic and girlish one. Dip into the gallery below to get some inspiration!
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