It seems through decades the fireplace trend has withstood the test of time. For the most part, people seem to enjoy sitting and socializing among a glowing fire. Whether it’s gas or wood burning, a fire has a way of adding warmth, festivity and camaraderie to any occasion. Many of our new builds and renovations have involved updating or replacing an old fireplace and turning it into a dazzling focal point. Here are a handful of trends we continue to see.
- The Asymmetrical Contemporary Wood-burning Fireplace
Here we have an example of the less common asymmetrical fireplace design. Our client wanted their custom wood-burning fireplace to be the focal point of the room, not the television. The contemporary design was finished using a feathered concrete material and niche for the firewood is a tidy and practical way to bring the beauty of nature into the home – bringing warmth and comfort to the newly designed space.
- The Painted Wood-burning Fireplace
Here is an original wood burning brick fireplace our client wanted to bring up to date. Easily, and quite cost effectively, we painted it with a fresh contemporary white finish. We also added functional storage, a custom warm walnut mantle, and feature sconces to completely transform the look.
- The Linear 2-Way Contemporary Gas Fireplace
Here is an example of a linear 2-way fireplace. The open concept allows for a connection between two rooms and creates a sense of flow within the space. And instead of the traditional fire logs our client with the more contemporary river rocks.
- The Wood-burning to Gas Fireplace – Before & After photo
Here is another example of an updated original (old) brick fireplace. It’s been re-cladded with a contemporary thin stone veneer. As well, a brand new gas fireplace was retrofitted in to the existing opening. A reclaimed wood feature mantel stretches across the entire design, tying in the brand new custom shelves designed to store electronics and other items.
- The Exterior Wood-burning Fireplace
Since it does not cost nearly as much as an interior wood burning fireplace and it does not require the same type of permits, exterior fireplaces are quite a popular option. As people continue to bring the “indoors out”, the outdoor fireplace is a great way to bring the party outside or just relax and unwind among all the natural elements.