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3 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Fireplace for your Home


Finding the right fireplace for your home can often be a challenge. There are so many different types of fires and stoves, not to mention the wide range of style options.

How will you ever be able to choose?

When it comes to choosing the right fireplace, you need to think about space, interior design and practicality. As well as keeping you warm and toasty, you also want your fire to fit with your home style. When you walk into a room, you want to feel that sense of calm and peace so that you can hang out with your friends and family in a welcoming atmosphere.

Things to Consider:


connelly-collection-wide-hole-in-the-wall-fireplaceAlthough this may seem like a pretty obvious consideration, it’s a very important step towards finding the right fireplace. You need to figure out how much available space you have in your living room and whether you want the fireplace to stand out or blend in. If you have limited space in your lounge, a large fireplace can make the room look slightly overcrowded. Smaller fireplace models can be a great way to help your home feel extra cosy, bringing a touch of comfort and luxury to your space.

No matter what size your living room is, you need to choose the right wall to install your fire. With a chimney, your decision is already made for you, but without one, you need to pick a wall that’s wide enough to accommodate your desired fireplace.

However, if you do have a small space, hole-in-the-wall fireplaces are the perfect solution; this is because they can be easily adapted to fit with your interior design!

Your Interior Design


Everyone has a different home style so you need to find a fire that compliments your personal taste. Homes that are very traditional might suit a classic fireplace design, especially if you live in a period building. On the other hand, if you prefer contemporary interiors, then a more modern fireplace might the right choice for you. It is vital that your fire doesn’t look out of place in relation to the rest of your interior design; it’s all about context.

There is certainly something comforting about the timelessness of traditional fireplaces; they seem to evoke that old English countryside vibe that we see in Midsomer Murders and Downton Abbey. Of course, if you like to mix it up, you could always introduce a sleek, modern design into your traditionally styled home; this type of contrast can work well, ensuring that you get the best of both worlds.

Do you need a chimney?

chimney-tops-fireplaceAnother consideration is whether you have access to a chimney. Chimneys are often common in period properties, but in new builds, they are not guaranteed. Historically, chimneys have been a necessity for installing any type of fireplace; however, our modern technologies today mean that you no longer need one! We can now install wood burners and gas appliances where there are no chimneys using either insulated twin wall flue for a wood burner or a balanced flue for a gas appliance.

Make sure you gather all of this information before you make your final decision; whatever style and practical needs you may have, Amberglow have got you covered.