8 Types of Fireplaces for your Forever Home
Whether you’re redecorating, undergoing a full house refurbishment or building brand new, the amount of choices you’re faced with can be pretty overwhelming - especially when it comes to choosing big-ticket appliances like your fireplace.
If you’ve engaged an architect or interior designer for the job, they will help take care of the tricky things like drawing plans, fluing design and organising installation, but you’ll probably still want to know the basics. Do you go with gas or wood? Freestanding, insert or inbuilt? Single, double or three-sided? What’s the difference anyway?!
To help you out, we break down the 8 main types of fireplace installations at Stoke to give you a better idea of your options:
1. Gas – Insert (Retrofit)
Perfect for replacing an existing open fireplace, an insert fire is ideal for interior refurbishments and modern homes. Insert fires are great for creating a traditional style fireplace in heritage homes too.
2. Gas – Freestanding
A slim freestanding gas fire that’s perfect for replacing freestanding log burners, compact homes tight on space, or as a design feature in modern homes.
See the Escea DFS730 Freestanding Gas Fireplace.
3. Gas – Linear
With a minimal, sleek aesthetic, a linear gas fireplace is designed for contemporary new homes or alterations, and will fit into most existing decor and interior styles.
Escea DS Gas Fireplace | Image by Dennis Radermacher
4. Gas – Double Sided
A linear see-through fire that’s a perfect room divider in large open plan spaces, often used to zone the kitchen and dining area from the living space. They can provide heat to both spaces, and make a bold design feature too.
5. Gas – Luxury
2-sided, 3-sided, double sided and extra-tall – a luxury gas fireplace pushes the boundaries of design to make the ultimate statement in your home.
MODE Double Sided Tall Gas Fireplace
6. Wood – Single Sided
A powerful European –designed wood fireplace with a minimal, unfussy design. Ideal for home-owners who love the look, feel and sound of real flames.
7. Wood – Double Sided
A see-through wood fire that commands attention and is a functional room divider too. They’re ideal for large open-plan spaces and for homeowners who love the cathartic process of lighting a wood fire.
8. Wood – Corner
An edgy 2-sided wood fire that is great for zoning spaces within a larger, open plan space. This fireplace will add a subtle design feature to your home while providing ample warmth too.
See: Spartherm Corner
Spartherm Corner Wood Fire | Image by Jason Mann