Now I know that in mid summer you would not naturally be thinking of a fireplace but the weather of recent weeks might just get you reaching for the lighters. I read this article about Fireplaces as I was doing some research and thought that it was quite interesting. I like businesses like ours which are authourities in their field and this guy certainly knows his fires.
I have spoken to the author and he has agreed to let me share it with you:
Fireplaces – Modern Fireplaces
The fireplace has always been a functional and attractive focal point in homes up and down the country. While we may not use it for toasting things anymore, we still want to enjoy the ambience and appeal it offers.
Of course before you can enjoy your fireplace you must decide what type of fireplace to get. There are plenty of options to choose from, so whatever type of property you have and however much space you have you can always be sure to find something to suit.
Perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind to begin with is that there really is a fireplace for every property. If you have a chimney and an open fireplace you can get a fire installed that works with a flue. A wood burner can look sensational in this instance and it certainly fits the surroundings admirably.
But be sure to consider all the options before you go for your final choice. This makes it easier to be sure you choose the right type and style of fireplace for your needs. Some wood burning stoves and other similarly styled fires do not need to have an external flue, so you can position them in any part of the room.
In many cases fire surrounds are the item that completes any fireplace. These come in all kinds of materials and styles, thus offering a practical and eye catching solution for every room.
For example fire surrounds can be quite simple in nature, exhibiting an elegance and modernity that successfully complements the fire you have chosen. Alternatively you may want to opt for something a little more ornate, with fine detailing and impressive carvings to really stand out. Think how each one would look in your room and make your decision based on your feelings and desires.
Perhaps the most sumptuous and appealing fireplace of all is a marble fireplace. While you may think this is only suited to stately homes and other more posh and refined surroundings, you would be wrong. Marble fireplaces are actually more common today and have found their way into many homes, especially more modern ones.
Marble fireplaces are highly polished and come in a range of finishes too. You could opt for a very dark coloured marble or go for a much lighter sandstone coloured one instead. This means you can find a marble fireplace to suit virtually any setting. The polished finish is also perfect to complement any style of fire, from log burners to gas fires or even electric ones. There really is no end to the options you have available.
While some people focus more on the fire and less on the fireplace, it is easy to see how important it is to remember the role of the fireplace too. Once you know the options that are available you can choose the most appropriate fireplace for your needs and the style of your home, whether old or new.
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