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A Guide to Designing a Fireplace

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Ask any British homeowner and they will readily confirm that nothing beats a stunning fireplace when it comes to living room design, and if you are thinking about adding a fireplace to your lounge, here are a few tips to ensure you come up with a design that ticks all the boxes.

  1. Decorative or Functional? – The first thing to determine is whether the fireplace is purely decorative or will include an open fire, and if you don’t happen to have a chimney, you can still have a fire. The fire supplier can install a special flue that will provide an escape route for harmful gases, and it would be done in such a way, you would not know the flue is there at all.
  1. Gas, Electric or Wood Burning? – All three are possible, and with a company that supplies and installs great looking gas fires in Shrewsbury, you can have an attractive fire that also provides all the heat you need.
  1. Planning to Scale – The fireplace does need to be proportionate to the room, otherwise it will look out of place, and generally speaking, a central location is always preferred.
  2. Materials – You could have a fireplace made from Yorkshire stone, with a granite or marble hearth, or perhaps a composite material that looks like stone. Bricks are another popular option and they can be combined with mahogany for the mantel.

If you are going to have the fireplace designed and built by a local company, you should calculate how much you are willing to invest in the project, as this will help the supplier to come up with an affordable design that best meets your needs.

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