A fireplace used to be utilized solely for the heat it provided. Nowadays, fireplaces are used not only as a source of heat, but also as a focal point of the home. New technological advances are allowing homeowners to break away from the traditional hearth and choose a fireplace that directly reflects their style and taste. These emerging trends may help you narrow down your selection.
While nothing beats the crackle of wood burning on a cold day, gas fireplaces are just too convenient for many homeowners to pass up. With the flip of a switch or push of a button, your fireplace lights up and sets a cozy mood throughout the home. There’s also less maintenance and cleaning necessary with gas fireplaces.
Especially popular during the summer months, outdoor fireplaces give your family a second living room to relax and play in. The idea of expanding your home to the deck or patio is appealing to many homeowners, and our northwest climate lends the perfect compliment to a warm fire in the evening.
Less metal and more glass is becoming a popular choice among homeowners looking to integrate a fireplace into an existing space. The flames themselves take center stage as the focal point of the room and homeowners don’t want metal frames blocking their view. Clean lines allow the full effect of the fire to light the room with a warm glow.
New technology means fireplaces can be installed just about anywhere. Some homeowners are placing their fireplaces higher up on walls, similar to where you would place a TV. There’s also been an increase of fireplaces in less expected rooms of the house, like the master bathroom or the kitchen.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your old fireplace, or install a brand new one, the experts at Fireside Home Solutions can help you select the perfect fireplace for your home. Stop by their showroom or schedule a free in home consultation today.