Vintage Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Jessica Levesque.
At the height of the Queen Anne style the hearth served mostly as a symbol of family solidarity and prosperity. The interest in medieval architecture, decoration, and craftsmanlike values that overcame this intensely mechanical age led to the phenomenon of a Victorian version of the medieval great hall. The stair hall became the site of the grandest mantelpiece the house had to offer, and inglenooks (chimney corners) were in high vogue.
However, this type of heating equipment releases carbon monoxide in controlled amounts. In this respect, propane fireplaces are on the same level with the wood fireplace, that discharges a controlled maximum of 7.5 grams of particulate matter per hour into the environment. The pros of using propane fireplaces over wood burning fireplace are the following: There are several models of propane fireplaces that you can choose from: natural vent, vent-free, and direct vent. These models make sure that there is the ideal type for your home, according to space restrictions and budget. Venting is needed on all wood burning fireplace. You also need a flue and a chimney for proper air circulation.
Choose Sizes That Work With the Room. Large mirrors create a spacious effect by extending the view. A large mirror above the fireplace makes that area of the wall disappear, reflecting back the features in front of it. A plain mirror with a beveled edge or simple, narrow frame makes a good choice for a small room. Hanging the largest size that will fit over the fireplace offers an unbroken image to visually enlarge the space. Two or three simple square or rectangular mirrors hung side by side offers a similar effect for any size room. Tall mirrors fill in the space above the fireplace and work well with high-ceilings,
In the 1950s, builders of modern houses frequently made room in tiny postwar living rooms for a fireplace—whose presence was announced on the exterior by a looming chimney on the front wall of the house. And in all the decades since, reproduction fireplaces and mantelpieces have continued to draw builders and buyers as irresistibly as—oh, might as well say it—moths to a flame.