21 Awesome Double Sided Fireplace
A double sided fireplace is an effective alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, providing more versatility in the design of the room it is located in. It is also a good modern heating solution for larger rooms, particularly if you wish to heat two rooms at once. Often contemporary in design, a double sided fireplace often works best in large, open-concept living areas and indoors/outdoors, where it creates multiple, coherent spaces linked to the main fireplace. In the summer, its dual purpose as a heat source and a source of art can make double sided fireplaces very popular in many homes.
Another idea for a contemporary double sided fireplace is to install a new piece of furniture in place of the conventional mantle or table. In this way you would be introducing an entirely new focal point to the room, giving it a fresh and stylized look. Contemporary furniture has a special allure, and some pieces lend themselves better to a double sided fireplace than others, depending on the existing design and layout of your existing fireplace.
If, for instance, your existing fireplace is made from solid masonry with no curves or ridges, then a contemporary fireplace with a fireplace screen or fireplace surround can help harmonize the room's overall look. The fireplace screen can either be made from stone, glass, or metal, and serve as an additional focal point, while still allowing the natural heat from the fire to escape, keeping the room warm. A double sided fireplace with an inbuilt fireplace mantle is an especially great idea if the existing fireplace is not so large, as it allows room for the mantle to still be incorporated into the design scheme of the entire room. In this way, a double sided fireplace design can be both contemporary and stylish at the same time, taking advantage of both the natural beauty of the mantle and the duality of the two sides of the fireplace.
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