On a cool fall or winter’s night, nothing beats cozying up to a warm, glowing fireplace.
The fireside has graced home living spaces for generations, with few alterations to its standard look. But new designs and technologies have emerged in recent years to take these fireplaces and fireplace inserts to the next level.
“While the traditional hearth will be a mainstay for many homes, modern fireplaces with crisp lines and glass frames will continue to rise in popularity with new homes and redesigned rooms,” said David Coulson, of Napoleon Fireplaces. “That being said, we’re seeing several new trends emerge this season that are really changing the way people are thinking about fireplaces.”
Here are five trends in fireplaces and fireplace inserts:
Modern - Look for sleek, modern fireplaces with clean lines. Designs are using more glass and less metal to allow for a better view of the flames.
Gas - More people are turning to gas fireplaces, which start quickly and allow for easier cleanup.
Outdoors - Interest continues in backyard fireplaces, which can give outdoor spaces more functionality, charm and personality.
Fire up - Fireplaces aren’t just for the floor anymore. With new technology, gas units can be placed farther up the wall.
Location - Fireplaces can also be installed in most rooms in the home, including decorative units for the kitchen or bathroom.
For more information on fireplaces and fireplace inserts, contact West Sport in Sudbury.