Of course, modern homes do not need to worry so much about this functionality, so the fireplace design has become a bit more of an artful focal point, yet they usually still remain in the corner of a room. There are plenty of online sources that offer unique Scandinavian-style fireplaces, so take a look and see if you can find one to add this warm eclectic touch to your home.
Fireplaces create an ambience and keep us warm when it’s cold outside, they are one of the coziest pieces for any room. You can create a special nook around your fireplace, it’s especially cool when you don’t have much space but want to feel the coziness and warmth sitting next to it. When I see these nooks, I only think of curling there till spring comes because they are so gorgeous! Soft seats or even daybeds next to a fireplace or hearth, cushions on the floors or dining zones next to the fire – this is the comfiest place in the world after your bed in the morning. Have a look at the ideas and design your own one.
Fireplace inserts can be vented through an existing chimney, direct vented, b-vented, or vent free. A b-vent unit draws air from inside the home, through ports in the firebox itself. A direct vent unit draws air through a pipe from outside the home, into a sealed firebox. Direct vent models are usually more efficient and safer for todays airtight homes, since they do not use inside air or cause a conflict with range foods and bathroom fans circulating the same air. B-vent units are generally less expensive to install, but are more sensitive to air flow inside the home.
A fireplace insert is an easy way to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace while at the same time enhancing its visual appeal. Fireplace inserts arent intended for whole house heating, but will add supplemental, zoned heat to your home. Most older fireplaces are only 5-10% efficient. This inefficiency is the result of an open hearth that produces only slightly more warm air than it consumes.
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