My friend David asked me what I thought about adding a fireplace to his living room. I said absolutely! David is quite handy and is thinking of tackling the job solo. I thought I would round up some inspirational photos to aid him on his home renovation mission. I limited my search to natural gas fireplace inserts; not only because I don't suspect any of you want to be laying brick for a chimney this weekend but also because I've been told they are much more efficient at heating a room.
I like this option for it's use of stone work in such a geometric pattern. I like that the fire is short and wide while the stone work is tall, the contrast is great. In modern rooms it's always nice when the TV AND the fireplace can be the focus.
I like the built-ins surrounding the fireplace, I like the scale, and I like that this design is fairly neutral; the design can go contemporary or rustic, modern or country depending on the finishing touches.
I like this fireplace for a few reasons: 1. your kid can't trip into the glass 2. it's elevated so you can see it from all over the room 3. it works in a small space
So which one would you pick? I think I'm going to go make some hot cocoa and use my own fireplace. Don't forget to enter our Giveaway
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