With fall arriving and the nights starting to draw in, you might find yourself dreaming of evenings spent cozied up in front of a roaring fire. When the weather is cold outside, there’s no better feeling than snuggling up on the sofa and enjoying the warmth and gently flickering light of the flames. So, if you’re thinking about having a fireplace installed in time for winter, here are some of the different types you can choose from. No matter the design of your room or your personal style preferences, there will definitely be something to suit your home.
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Original antique fireplaces
For those who want something traditional and classy, these are a great way to go. The designs can span a whole range of time periods, from Georgian and Regency to Victorian. They come in a wide variety of top-quality materials, including elegant marble, sleek black slate, cast iron and stone. Take a look at stonewoods.co.uk to get a better idea of what’s available. Naturally, these can be quite pricy, so reproductions can be a good choice if your budget is smaller.
Authentic wood-burning stoves
These are very efficient at generating heat and have a rustic feel to them that many people love. Generally smaller and more compact than fireplaces, stoves are also relatively easy to maintain. They tend to be made of black cast iron, with a chunky square look and distinctive shape. However, there are also more modern varieties that can be set into or mounted onto walls, and even free-standing models that sit on legs or a pedestal.
Stylish gas and electric fires
If the idea of a wood-burning fire seems a little time-consuming, a gas or electric fire can be the perfect modern alternative. They’re both efficient and economical, but also bring a sleek, minimalist look that suits almost any space. Popular options include glass-fronted fires and hole-in-the-wall fires. They tend to have more versatility in terms of size, shape, and location in comparison to traditional fireplaces. For example, try having one in the center of the room so you can enjoy the flames from different angles, or installed higher up the wall, so it’s closer to eye level.
Environmentally friendly bioethanol fireplaces
With environmental issues becoming more and more of a concern nowadays, these fireplaces are steadily increasing in popularity. They come in all sorts of designs to suit the style of your home, and provide the same warm, cozy ambience but with a much smaller carbon footprint. Running on bioethanol means they are free of smoke – which is also better for your health – and don’t require a chimney, so they are extremely versatile. As a bonus, these fireplaces are also very easy to look after.
So, whatever the style and decor of your room, the size and layout of the space, and your personal preferences, there’s bound to be an indoor fireplace to suit your home. Hopefully, this list has given you some inspiration and opened your eyes to the variety of options available.