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There are some really great fireplace ideas that come to us when we use our imaginations. Most people think of wood mantels and brick designs. While they are beautiful and never get old to me, there are so many other designs to create. And now that it’s coming up on summer, it’s the best time to get supplies and start creating.
I was very intrigued when I saw a fireball that a sculptor I know created. The fireball itself was made of metal and incased Sunjel gel fuel cans for a beautiful burn. The fireballs could be placed indoors or outdoors. They were tall structures that were bolted to heavy bases and offered absolutely no danger at all. I wrote about them and showed off the pictures in my latest report, Summer Ideas.
Seeing pictures of the fireballs our sculptor had created “sparked” ideas of my own. I can’t see anything creative without getting my own ideas rolling and before long, I’m throwing together something that will either inspire or make people laugh. But, it doesn’t matter to me. I have to scratch that itch.
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Top 3 Cheap Fireplace Ideas On A Budget in 2022
Table Fireplaces Ideas On a Budget
I was thumbing through a catalog one day and I saw a vintage ad for modern living. I love those vintage ads that invite people into the future. It’s fun to see if certain trends ever made a mark on society or suffered a quick death.
This particular vintage ad had a coffee table squarely seated in front of the couch. A wooden lamp on a stand sat beside the couch and a butterfly chair was carefully positioned to the side of the coffee table. You see what I mean? Anyway, the best part about the ad was the coffee table. There was a fire in the middle of it.
A metal container held the fire and it was nothing like a candle or even several of them. This was a rather large flame and it gave me an idea. So, I called a client of mine and made arrangements to destroy her coffee table in the name of science.
Her coffee table had bottom shelving that held magazines and what-have-you. There were four columns on the front and the back of the coffee table and then there was a top surface. It was perfect. I cut a square hole through the top surface and placed a metal sculpture I had fashioned in the hole. My metal sculpture was far from perfect but it wasn’t going to be the center of attention, so it didn’t matter. The metal sculpture lipped over the sides of the square hole and hung down to about two inches above the bottom surface.
It turned out great! A can of Sunjel was placed in the container and we had a fire in the middle of her coffee table. She still has that coffee table fireplace to this day and people ask her all the time where she got it. Sometimes, she makes up a French store that isn’t there anymore and goes on for about an hour with her own story telling imagination. I don’t mind. I have the satisfaction of accomplishment.
Cheap Washtub Fireplace Ideas
If you have ever had an eyesore of an old washing machine hanging around the house or saw one in someone else’s yard, there is something you can do with it now. Tear out the tub and make a fireplace out of it. It’s not that hard.
Once you’ve ripped the tub out of the tub housing and discarded the rest of the machine, attach legs to the tub so that it stands on its own. I’ve run a length of metal 2″ by 4′ across the bottom and bolted it to the tub. Then in a cross fashion, I’ve run another length of metal across the bottom and bolted it. Then, I bent the ends of the metal so that the tub was raised a bit.
When you place Sunjel gel fuel cans inside and light them with some kind of an extended wand firelighter, you’ll have one beautiful spectacle. At night, the fire lights through the holes and the fireplace actually works as a great outside warmer. It’s just another idea to “spark” your own imagination.
This is the time of season to really have fun. During the day, cooking places like grills and outdoor fireplace serve as great entertainment on weekends when you have company. At night, fire keeps the lights on outside when you’re still entertaining and it keeps the bugs away. So, get your imaginations rolling and come up with fireplace ideas of your own. I’d love to hear from you about them!
Inexpensive Corner Fireplace Idea
A traditional wood burning fireplace can cost thousands of dollars to have installed in your home. After materials, labor and the time it takes to build, you have made quite an investment. But, you don’t have to put that much into it.
A comparison between a traditional wood burning fireplace and a ventless alternative would lead us to understand that the ventless is the best option, hands down. A traditional wood burning fireplace can take as much as a few weeks to build. In that time frame, your life is far from normal. You wake up mornings walking around construction workers who are in your home, taking up space. You leave for work after a very non-private morning of getting ready.
But not only the time, but also the money. You have to make sure you get a good contractor who can handle the work and not cause any further damage to your home. So you pay the contractor for hour they are in your home tearing out walls and, tearing up the floor and going through your roof. Those hours aren’t cheap and the building materials aren’t either.
When you compare that to a ventless alternative, you have something that can install in as little as a day. No walls need knocked out and no chimney needs built. No hearth is necessary. Of course, you can build those things if you want. The ventless solution makes it possible to build a fireplace without the need for a chimney or a hearth.
Plus, you can build a fireplace anywhere. You don’t even have to consider wall studs and load bearing beams. You can simply pick a spot and begin your planning. The corner fireplace unit is one that not many people imagine in their homes. I’m not sure why, because it’s so unique and good looking. A corner fireplace unit is easy to install.
Find the corner where you would like your fireplace and begin planning. A faux hearth and chimney might be a great way to finish off the look. But, I have seen other designs that were just as interesting. One corner unit has both a bookshelf underneath and a television above. If you would like a design of this nature, just make sure there is enough space between the flame and the television. Install a heat shield of some sort and everything should be fine.
If you would like to build a corner fireplace unit, start with a 2×4 structure and plywood that you finish with the faux finish of your choice. Stone, brick and wood make great finishes for the fake hearth and chimney. A fireplace insert and gel fuel finish off the ventless fireplace alternative so that you can enjoy a real flame fireplace in less than a day, from start to finish.
The installation can take as little as a day. If you have done the planning beforehand and you know exactly what you are going to do, you’ll be able to move swiftly through the building process. Imagine waking up early in the morning and starting the build on your fireplace so that by the time night rolls around, you are enjoying the flame with your family. It can happen.