As far as gatherings go, fireplaces have been a favourite place to get together. So much so that modern times have seen not the demise of this classic fixture but rather its modernization to suit modern design ideas. In short, fireplaces are here to stay, from the traditional to designer fireplaces.
Let us take a look at some current trends in fireplace design that makes this enduring fixture blend seamlessly in modern design.
Advancement of Heat Barriers
Modern heat barriers offer safety without compromising beauty. Fireplaces today are encased in high quality glass. This allows it to do its job of providing that all too important warmth while looking stunning as well.
But as we all know, glass gets hot. All fireplaces, traditional or modern, need some form of heat barrier to keep it safe. Traditional heat barriers or safety mesh or screens are thorns on the side of modern designers.
They block the view of the fireplace so much that achieving a clean look is all but impossible. Modern heat barriers come in very fine mesh screens that are almost invisible. Thus, this gives us an unobstructed view of the fireplace.
Some designs even go one step further by providing two glass panes with the second pane serving as a heat shield. The gap between the two glass panes and the small fans underneath keeps the outer pane from getting too hot. There is still enough ambient heat to warm up the room while providing a clear view of the fire. Beauty and safety all in one package.
Clearance Zones Are a Thing of the Past
Traditionally, the space above a fireplace is all but considered dead. There is no point hanging anything on that space since it will eventually be destroyed by the heat. But all that has changed. Modern Cool Wall Technology is designed in such a way as to keep the heat above the fireplace to safe levels.
Bring life back to that dead space with your modern designer fireplace. Hang a TV or a priceless work of art, a family photo, a photo of your dog—there is no problem. You won’t have to worry of these precious items being damaged by the heat coming from the fireplace.
Wasted space is now a thing of the past.
Curves Are In
Modern curved designs can mimic the classic design and traditional looks while sticking to the modern design concept of clean lines and smooth transitions. Modern fireplace design options are virtually limitless so there is no need to worry if there is one out there for you.
Bring Everyone into the Room
Modern designer fireplaces boast luxurious design and quality without comprising safety. With new design trends and advancements in technology, you can bring life to your space and still enjoy that much sought-after warmth and heat. Never be afraid to experiment! But don’t forget to be safe in the process.
March 7, 2018