Installing a fireplace in your home whether indoors or outdoors is a great way to beat the winter chill. There are many designs and styles of fireplaces and you need one that will suit your budget as well as design sensibilities.
Fireplaces can be traditional or non traditional in design. Traditional fireplace designs are most suited for large country-style or Victorian style houses. Contemporary and modern fireplace designs are better suited for apartments and lofts.
A minimalistic home decor with chrome and steel fittings and abstract paintings will not match an opulent Victorian style fireplace. So you need a modern fireplace design for your home.
For the true minimalist who has a penchant for sleek and avant-garde designs, nothing can beat the elegance of a suspended fireplace. A suspended fireplace is the latest in contemporary fireplace design and is a must have design element in any home.
A suspended fireplace as the name suggests is a fireplace that has a long and narrow chimney with a rounded hearth that does not touch the floor. The hearth can rotate fully and this fireplace gives you the impression of it floating on air.
This kind of suspended fireplace design do not have any fireplace mantels and are a far cry from the traditional fireplaces. Installing this kind of suspended fireplace is of course quite expensive and will require the services of a skilled professional.
Outdoor fireplace designs have evolved from fire pits and fireboxes that were seen earlier. As you have seen there are myriads of fireplace designs, ultimately your fireplace design plans have to be chosen keeping your home decor in mind.