From of old, the fireplaces have been considered the sources of heat and comfort in the house. Their main function was to heat the accommodations. But in our time they are used rather as the elegant details of interior than as the house heater. They can add special luxury and atmosphere of elegance to any accommodation. The fireplaces serve as the elements of decoration in the front rooms. They’re often decorated with patterns, columns, sculptures and cornices. The main surface of the wall can be covered with paintings, mirrors and pictures. The part of the fireplace, protruding from the wall, is often used as a support for different objects.
The fireplace must please you not only with its beautiful flame and warmth, but also with its appearance. Therefore, the fireplace design is very important. First of all, you must decide what kind of fireplace design you want to see at home.
However, there are 5 main kinds of fireplace styles: classic (or English), country, modern, high-tech and author’s.
Classic, or English fireplace style is notable for its square-topped portal and the open fire-chamber. The design of this fireplace is made of marble, wood or cast iron, which is typical for English fireplaces. Such fireplaces are made in imitation of antiques.
Country fireplace design is usually made of cellular material: sandstone or shell rock. Such fireplace can take us to the country-house.
Modern fireplace design is characterized with clear but various geometric forms, sometimes unusual and nonconventional choice of chimney in the form of semicircular construction. In general, the fireplaces in modern style can be safely called eclectic, combining the elements of different styles and blending perfectly with the modern interiors.
The high-tech fireplace design has the industrial originality. Its constructions come to the incredible space forms. Such fireplaces are made of glass, stainless and weapon steel.
The author’s style fits for everybody, as here you decide everything. The fireplace design is made according to your desire, sketches and project. There is a great variety of projects; the only thing that matters is your financial opportunities.