A wide variety of interior or exterior fireplace options are available. How effective the built in fireplace is will depend mostly on its placement.
Few fireplace placement ideas to consider
- Wall center
The obvious choice will be to place it on the living rooms wall center just like in traditional homes.
A wall center located fireplace offers flexibility. The same finish can be continued across the entire wall surface.
- A divider
Install a double side fireplace, where you can see flames from both rooms/sides
It separates two areas of a large space. For example, a kitchen gets separated from the dining area.
A suspended fireplace offers a modern, sophisticated look.
You can hang it in the middle of the room or on the side.
Some models rotate 360°, which allows directing heat to specific areas.
A corner, which is not preferred can house a fireplace.
Corner fireplaces are effective in many rooms including a foyer, an entrance, kitchen or living room.
- In view
Homeowners have their living room opening towards a great landscape outdoors. Placing a glass fireplace can help to grab attention.
The garden view can be seen through the fireplace.
- Outdoor room
The space usage can be maximized because installing a fireplace here can create a great ambiance.
An outdoor fireplace that radiates great warmth can turn into a living area, all year round.
You can opt for a gas or wood burn fuel source for the outdoor fireplace.
You can even choose a traditional fireplace with a chimney.
- In the open
When a fireplace is positioned in the open consider privacy and prevailing winds.
Choose an efficient heat source instead of a visual element.