Fireplaces are meant to add beauty to the home while providing a service of keeping an area warm. While some homes are built with them some are not and traditional in wall fireplaces can be difficult to put in after the fact. When it comes to adding a fireplace to an existing home, or even building a new home center fireplace designs are simpler to achieve and can give the home a unique look. There are a number of choices such as fireplace designs with tile or fireplace designs with bookshelves that can give the space a unique look and feel.
There are free standing fireplaces that can be put virtually anywhere in the home or options for building fireplaces into the home in an unusual location. Electric fireplaces do not require vents or wood, but electricity and produce heat from glowing logs. There are options for electric units that even make the sound of wood burning in a fireplace. The Gel Fireplace uses gel to create an actual fire that is burnt through logs designed to give it a real look. Determining the design and deciding on a location are the fire steps.
The material chosen for the fireplace is another consideration when determining where to place the fireplace. Fireplace designs with tile are not limited to being placed in the wall they can be freestanding in the middle of a room with the tile acting as a base and surrounding the unit. There are tiles available in various colors to create whatever look is desired. Units can also be designed to serve more than one purpose. Fireplace designs with bookshelves can add beauty and additional storage space.
There are numerous options for center fireplace designs making it easy to find one that suits both your needs and wants when it comes to the functionality and appearance. The ideas that you have should be written so that they can be gone over the contractor, if you are attempting to do them yourself you will want to make sure you know everything that is involved.
The materials that are chosen for the design will affect the overall appearance. The fireplace in the center of the room can be a stove type, electric, gas or wood depending on the surrounding structure. Safety should be kept in mind while designing the fireplace and determining the placement. Small children are curious and should be kept in mind when the fireplace will be in the home with them. There may be a need to keep the design simple with a barrier to prevent them from getting too close to it.
The amount of space in the room will be a factor in the final design and how big the entire unit is. The need for ventilation and whether or not the placement allows for it will be a factor in determining the type of fireplace. An electrical fireplace will not require the same ventilation and stove pipe as a gas or wood burning fireplace would require.
The center fireplace designs offer more versatility than traditional fireplaces that are built into the wall. Wall fireplaces limit the possibilities for placement since doors and windows have to be designed into rooms. A fireplace that sits in the center of the room can have the rest of the room designed around it without need to design it around the room. Corners do not pose a problem when it comes to figuring out the faade that will surround the fireplace and placement is not as awkward. The entire room can be designed and furnished with the fireplace as a center point without much effort.