Fireplace has always been considered as an important item for a living or a dining room. Additionally, it is also made in many bedrooms, though some prefer not to have that much heating in their sleeping places.
As the importance of a fireplace can never been undermined, people now think about adding fireplaces of better designs, and that gel well with other interior décor. The preference for both new and old style fireplaces along with the perfect accessories has become quite a difficult job for interior decorators and homeowners alike.
Traditional fireplaces, however, are still very popular, and people want to install these fireplaces in their homes. They want these traditional fireplaces because of their historical significance and importance in interior decoration.
Wood burning fireplaces are considered as the ultimate necessity in decorating the interior of a house. Although wood is no longer considered as an ecologically viable option, many people still prefer it as it gives an old style look and touch to the house. Additionally, firewood is available from major supermarkets and can be easily used to light small fires for heating purposes. Traditional fireplaces using wood as the main source of fuel come in two basic types. This type of fireplace comes in a prefabricated form. The fireplace is manufactured in a factory and then assembled in a house. The cast iron material means that the fireplace is durable and can last longer. It can also sustain the excessive amount of heat generated through the burning of wood. Cast iron fireplaces are available in a number of designs and shapes and can be installed in any room easily. You just have to provide the exit chamber to let the fumes out of the room.
Architectural fireplace is not manufactured in a factory or assembling plant. On the contrary, the construction of a house provides for a space and mechanism for the burning of wood. The most common type of architectural fireplaces is the old style fireplace that is constructed either in the centre or in the corner of a room. Firewood can be burnt in the internal chamber of this fireplace. The gases produced during the burning process are drawn out through a chimney on the roof of the house. Apart from these two most traditional fireplaces, other types of fireplaces have attained an almost traditional value. Gas fireplaces, for example, are known for their fuel economy and environment friendliness. Additionally, they do not produce toxic gases that are associated with burning firewood. Gas fireplaces can be installed at the same places where you fix the other ones. The good thing is that they can fit into the traditional firewood places and do not look awkward or out of place. You just need to install a gas burner instead of the firewood, and the place would look similar. Additionally, you can also place them in the centre of the room, especially the smaller burners, if the weather is chilly. Movable gas burners are more user friendly than the fixed ones.