Having A Fireplace
In Your Apartment
Having an apartment with a fireplace can make a smaller
space so much more warm and cozy. Most people think that having
everything in a small apartment or villa means not having a
nice amenity such as a fireplace.
It's just not true. You can
adapt the already existent dimensions of an apartment or think
in such a manner that we will create the space we need to bring
in a new piece of furniture that we really want or maybe make
some mounted bookshelves on one wall of the room.
You can even place a fireplace, an object that usually takes
up a lot of space and requires unwanted modifications.
A fireplace can be placed in a corner of a room and it could
be, for designs sake, linked with some mounted bookshelves that
can total a real bookcase.
Depending on the dimensions of our room, we will make a
design sketch for the wanted fireplace and for the bookshelves
made out of wood or wood-like materials that will be chosen
accordingly to the objects that are already situated in the
room or accordingly to the material the fireplace will be build
from (I mean the material the fireplace has on the surface, not
the one it is actually made of).
If we have a tall room then we can build a tall fireplace.
In the case it will grow a lot up or on the contrary, grow
horizontally quite a bit, we will have to keep in mind
ventilation. In an apartment we might have to use the common
ventilation system unless we are on the top floor. To deal with
this aspect you will have to bring a specialist and let him do
the calculations and plans needed.
Think of the fireplaces creatively. Why not design it
with many different shelves that will serve as support for
different object we can find around the room? Or we can create
spaces to store fire wood that will have just a decorative
purpose in a block apartment where the fire can be made using
gas. But they will bring the rustic image closer to you and
will provide the room with infinite connotations. No matter
what the case, a fireplace can certainly add a unique dimension
to any apartment.
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Fireplace Chimney Savings: Annual chimney cleanings are best done in the off season where you can even get Summer Cleaning Special. Chimney cleaning discount of $ 25 to $ 50 might apply depending on the Chimney Sweep & type of wood fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove needing cleaning. Expect to see a cut off date as the fireplace heating season arrives like Sept. 15th.
Fireplace Screen Idea: Buying a removable screen will allow you to shift the screen away from the fireplace opening so you get the real feel and warmth of the flames while sitting in front of the fireplace. Return the fire screen when the fireplace is just getting going and embers are popping.
Fireplace Screen: Alternate to buying a fixed screen, one can look for an upgraded fire screen version which has sliding screens which move left and right built into the screen's perimeter frame. Advantage of this type of fireplace screen is that you get the protection from the flying embers when closed and full feel of a wood burning fireplace when the screens are open.
Gas Fireplace: Winter has arrived earlier this year with a vengeance .. ice storm before Christmas and now cold arctic system has moved in after New Years with minus 24 degree weather. Gas fireplace is sure convenient and nice to have in the living room as the evening temperatures drop colder.
Electric Fireplace Idea: Colder than usual winter this year brings on the need and idea to maybe get extra heat in the house. Be it a cool basement or colder extra room ... fastest way to get some extra heat is with an electric fireplace as most are set and plug in format. Of course the colder the weather the faster electric fireplaces sell. Electric Dimplex models are displayed and sold at Home Depot and Lowes FYI
Fireplaces Mantel Accessories: You can accessorize your fireplace mantel with a variety of treasured objects: family photos, colorful glass, books ... nice design touch can be a carving or wood sculpture as they add a dimensional quality to your mantel.
Fireplaces on Sale: Looking for an electric fireplace on sale? After January 15th or so many big box building stores are ready to clear out their fireplace inventory to make room for the garden season. Been holding off looking for a fireplace deal, January/February is time to make your move while there is still some selection
Electric Fireplace: Modern electric fireplaces models are now more long and narrow format, much like the HD and newest K4 TV LED screens? There are a number of buying decisions to be made when purchasing an electric fireplace.
If buying a wall-mounted fireplace, will you accept an electric fireplace installed "flush mounted directly to the wall". This means that the fireplace box will project from the wall. Depending on the fireplace model, this projection can be anywhere from 3-5 inches. You want to ask yourself, when you enter the proposed room, will you view the fireplace from the side? If so, you may find fire box venting and light leaks undesirable. Recess mounting into the wall is a more professional finished look and generally preferred but will involve greater remodel work to recess the firebox within the wall.