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Warm Up Your Home With a Cosy Contemporary Fireplace

It’s felt like winter already a few times this summer and if you’re planning your new build or renovation there’s nothing like a sleek and beautiful contemporary fireplace to create a warm and welcoming spot in which you can gather with friends and family.

Today’s huge range of contemporary fireplaces allow you to incorporate some serious design features into your home from a simple glass box to a sculptural chimney, here’s some inspiration to spark your imagination.

It’s all about the detail

Keeping it simple is the ultimate in contemporary design, clean lines and sharp edges are all the rage.  Take note with this look that the devil is in the detail and every edge, joint and corner needs to be finished perfectly for the overall look to be complete.

Creative design
There are no hard and fast rules that say a fireplace has to be built into a wall. Modern fireplaces can be positioned almost anywhere in a room creating a  striking design feature.  Corner fires, like this one featured on George Clarkes Old House New Home, won’t fail to add bags of drama to your living room and create a cosy, Art Deco vibe in this case!

Take it outdoors

Just because we don’t have the benefits of a Mediterranean climate, in Cornwall especially, we don’t let it put us off enjoying the great outdoors! We often extend our alfresco hours during the spring, autumn and winter with outdoor fireplaces and even kitchens like this one.

This built in fireplace at Simon and Jane’s home is used all year round, as is the Big Green Egg which can grill, bake, smoke and even cook pizza.

Part of the architecture

By creating a part wall structure to house your fireplace, you can create a striking focal point in your home. Here, combining the high technology of this simple rectangular fireplace has transformed this period barn conversion into a show-stopping feature, creating a beautiful and brave juxtaposition between old and new.

Curve appeal

This huge curved fireplace, kicking out between 3 and 10kw, is perfect to add curve appeal to a large room.  Wall mounted or placed on the floor this fire is perfect for barn conversions and creates a beautiful focal point for this large holiday home at Mesmear near Polzeath.

A tale of two halves

With the right fireplace design and some clever installation, a dividing wall can be transformed into the standout feature of two rooms.  This example of a modern open plan dining room / kitchen in Rock is enhanced by the warmth of the contemporary fire whilst the living room is a cosy area for snuggling up and enjoying a glass of wine.

The warmth of wood 
These are few things architecturally more beautiful than wood.  In times past the mere thought of combining a woodburner with wood clad walls would have sent shivers down most installers spines, but with developments in modern technology this is a growing trend.  The Stuv, Scan, Contura and other ranges available at Kernow Fires has extraordinary technology which allows wall to be clad around and behind the fireplaces enhancing the warm and design appeal of your homes.

This blog was provided by Kernow Fires