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.
In designing contemporary fireplaces, the project commences with a basic design concept. Then a simple measured image is drawn up, which then is transformed into a life-size representation that permits a more detailed look at the moldings and the carving details so that more minute dimensions can be determined. After all of this information is ascertained, the details are sent to a stone mill, and the materials are ordered (10-ton blocks are commonly ordered as a starter piece, but each project will require something different).