Modern Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Anaïs Seitz.
While fireplaces accentuate the largeness of a room, the rooms do not all come in one size. For smaller rooms, like a child's bedroom, fireplaces were sometimes built in the corner of the room to exploit the space there. In fact, it is now easier to install a new fire place in the corner of a room because the fireplace walls could be tapered exactly just so in order to reflect the heat more efficiently into the room.
Others might have two or three panels to see through from the front and sides, or be totally clear all the way around and can be placed in the center of the room for the full three hundred and sixty degree view. Gas fireplaces have always been convenient, but there has never been such quality of craftsmanship in the industry as there is today. And the sheer variety available is nothing less than astounding. Even people who live on a budget and a cramped apartment can find a gas fireplace that is just perfect, which is an investment in their homes and their lives. This boom in the market is due to a whole lot of innovation among the people who make them, who have helped the gas fireplace evolve into a home furnishing anyone can enjoy. Anywhere.
One more indispensable attribute of a fireplace is a mantels for fireplaces. Very often it is made of wood, typically of oak or walnut, and then it gets smoothed and polished or darkened by time and soot. Of course, the cost of fireplaces and fireplace accessories is quite high, mostly because the price of finishes and high quality materials. A fireplace is a bright, colorful interior decoration, a symbol of stability and warmth. And to some extent it is a luxury item, and as you know the real luxury just can not be cheap.
In the end the fireplace is installed by a stone mason, who will connect the carved piece or pieces directly to the wall with specialized galvanized wall ties. The shaped stone pieces are usually connected together with bronze pins, the gaps filled in with mortar, and finally sealed with grout material. The whole process can take many days to complete, but the result is a magnificent custom modern fireplace with a distinctive style.