Since ancient times, a fireplace has been associated with the comfort of a home, warmth and family. Then the fireplace was not just a part of the decor, but the main source of heat in the house. But times changed, and people came up with new ways of heating for their homes. Today the fireplace is a well forgotten old thing. In addition to aesthetic pleasure, this long-standing invention carries a practical side to this day - it keeps us warm in the cold.
Features and Benefits
Of course, in the modern world there are more budgetary and simpler heating methods, but fireplaces have a special charm that has helped them stay in our lives and gain so much attention from people. Central heating, which is used almost everywhere today, warms only our bodies, and this magical crackle of flames and soft light create a festive atmosphere, fill the house with coziness and a spirit of mystery.
Over time, not only fireplaces have changed, but also the materials from which they were made, the appearance and assembly technologies in the room. Previously, a fireplace could only be installed in private houses, and for this, at the initial stage of construction, it was necessary to draw up plans, lay a chimney, make a bunch of calculations and only then think about installation and design. Thanks to modern materials and technologies, now the fireplace can be installed even in urban apartment buildings.
Design for every taste
There are many options for how a modern style fireplace can be made. Everyone can choose it to suit their needs and requirements. For example, false fireplaces with candles, which are only decorative elements and perform only an aesthetic function, or electric fireplaces - they are not just part of the interior, but they also heat the room.
The materials used for manufacturing and with which modern fireplaces can be decorated are also varied. Moreover, they must be of high quality, durable and in harmony with the interior of the room. Modern fireplace portals can be made of marble or concrete, glass, onyx, drywall, metal, plastic, sandstone, granite, parquet or ceramic slabs, wood and others. Depending on what purpose the fireplace will have - direct or decorative, it can be made of any materials in demand.
Some of the fireplace designs can only be covered with paint to lighten the weight of the product - this is suitable for narrow or small rooms and lovers of minimalism in decor.
In addition to the variety of materials, today there is also an abundance of forms and styles in which a modern fireplace can be made: minimalism, hi-tech, loft.
Minimalism in the design of the hearth is perfect for a bedroom, living room or dining room. A distinctive feature of this style is the lack of decor - only simplicity and conciseness in design.
The hi-tech style can be compared to minimalism, but it has a peculiarity - modern installation technologies and materials will be used for such fireplaces, and the appearance of the fireplace will be particularly original, albeit with a lack of decor.
The loft style, or loft - "attic", appeared in the 40s of the twentieth century in New York, when real estate and land prices rose sharply and simple, poor creative people were forced to move to attics or old industrial premises, which were distinguished by their spaciousness, high ceilings, plenty of light and low rents.
This style is very fond of designers, who today often use a fireplace in the decoration of apartments in the fashionable loft style, where it performs not only a decorative function as an item of designer interior, but also a source of warmth.
As a rule, all modern fireplaces are the main element in the interior, around which the rest of the design is built. A variety of beautiful shapes and styles create a unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort around them. In addition to the appearance, the location of the fireplace in the house has also changed - it can be inscribed into the wall and not have any protrusions at all, it can be angular or look like a classic fireplace, or even become a TV zone.
A modern-style fireplace is not only an original design technique today, but also a safe and efficient heating device, which, depending on its power, is able to heat an entire house, and thanks to the distribution of warm air, even several of its floors.
Many companies are engaged in the installation of fireplaces today, now it is a widespread and debugged technology. Thanks to this, installing a fireplace now does not seem such a difficult task. Have you already decided which fireplace to install?