Fireplaces 69 Ideabooks

I love a good fireplace. If you are a member of the always-cold club, you know what I’m talking about. Sitting in front of a roaring fire is my idea of cozy. Whether you love the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fireplace or the ease of a gas-burning one, choosing the right facing is a big decision. With fireplace...
7 Ways to Rock a TV and Fireplace Combo
Putting a television and fireplace on the same wall requires a delicate balance. These two focal points need a precise plan for them to feel warm and welcoming instead of out of balance or out of scale. Be careful to consider the size of each when figuring...
Room of the Day: A New Family Room’s Natural Connection
Creating a family room that could stand up to two young boys was “pretty easy” here, says interior designer Sophia Reay — these clients are very down-to-earth, laid-back and fuss free. Bringing architectural interest and natural elements into the...
Andirons: From Status Symbols to Style Markers
To James Gallagher, an antiques dealer in North Norwich, New York, a fireplace sans andirons looks naked. “Without them it appears to be a black hole,” he says. Gallagher’s view is understandable, as he’s been selling museum-quality fireplace...
How to Convert Your Wood-Burning Fireplace
That wood-burning fireplace may look grand in the living room, and a blazing fire on a chilly night is certainly tempting — but beyond that, traditional fireplaces offer surprisingly little reward for the trouble. Converting an old fireplace to gas...
Fireplaces That Catch the Eye
Remember that polar vortex that swept across much of the U.S. earlier this year? Even in California, it left us thinking about basic needs: food, water and warmth. However, wouldn’t it be nice if those had a touch of luxe? Maybe a nice bowl of soup....
Rumford Fireplaces Are Hotter Than Ever
If you could build a fireplace that threw more heat into the room but produced fewer pollutants and smoke than usual, you’d do it, right? Enter the Rumford fireplace. It’s old but becoming new again, as more and more people develop an appreciation...
Inglenooks Carry On a Warm Tradition
The inglenook (a built-in bench seat placed at a right angle to a fireplace) may be most associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, but the design element has its roots in the Middle Ages, before formalized architecture as we know...
Updated Woodstoves Keep Home Fires Burning
It’s no surprise that the cultures of cold climates have produced some of the greatest innovations in heating technology. With forests blanketed in snow for months at a time, the countries of Northern Europe have led the way in designs and technologies...
Ribbons of Fire: 10 Artfully Minimalist Fireplaces
When it comes to fireboxes, homeowners seem to be gravitating to fire ribbons — gas flames that are wide but shallow, appearing literally as ribbons of fire. The look is contemporary but minimalist, with no faux logs. Instead flames rise from rock,...
How to Remodel Your Fireplace
The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors, but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out, our...
Design Workshop: Playing With Fire
Radiating warmth and light, the hearth as the center of a home endures. And while contemporary thinking about fireplaces has shifted from the essential to the quaint, fireplaces remain appealing architectural devices in a home. Modern fireplaces share...
8 Reasons to Nix Your Fireplace (Yes, for Real)
Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you’ve been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn’t even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it’s time to reconsider.
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
We made the call, and you answered. Thank you so much to everyone who responded to our Houzz call and shared mantel photos. You all showed us everything from minimalist to "everything but the kitchen sink" approaches, and we love them all. Here is a sampling...
Mantel Makeover: From Builder's Grade to Live-Edge Wood
“Builder's grade, plain old wood painted in a screaming white shade." This was interior decorator Cathy Zaeske's lament regarding her ho-hum mantel. "It screamed 'wrong' to me since the day we moved in,"...
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