With winter well on its way, there’s nothing much better than curling up in front of a crackling fire! Not only are fireplaces a practical way to add warmth to your home but they are a great way to create a dramatic focal point for your living space.
There are so many different types of fireplaces available depending on your personal taste and the style of your home with some really exciting options for those that are looking for their fireplace to add wow factor. You can opt for a wood or gas fire, but it’s not just about the fire itself, it’s about what surrounds it!
If you have a contemporary home and love a sleek aesthetic, a glass fireplace is slimline enough to fit into an entertainment unit offering warmth and practicality to the space. They are easy to clean and also are very safe if you have little ones around as they can be mounted at different heights to avoid little fingers.
Think about how a fireplace can also act as a room divider between a dining and living space with cut outs to add interest and to not close the room off entirely. We love how the fireplace in our apartment renovation in South Yarra adds interest to the living and dining spaces while still giving each area its own identity.
But if you aren’t such a fan of modern styling, the classic look never goes out of fashion and may be a good option if you are looking to renovate an old home. The surroundings are key to evoke a feeling of romance and fantasy, but don’t think the only options are brick and wood. Try experimenting with marble, stone, tiles and concrete to create a unique fireplace that reflects your own style.
If you are looking for more inspiration, we’ve done some impressive fireplaces in our luxury homes including a Lubelso home in Armadale, a heritage renovation in Malvern and a custom design in Glen Iris.
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