As we head into the final weeks of 2017, it is time to take a look at the fireplaces that will be the most-wanted in 2018.
Wall-mounted fires have been big news for a few years, but the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Not only is a wall-mounted fire a great way to save space in a smaller room but also it looks fresh, modern and clean. When it is switched on, you still get that wonderful cosy glow of a real fire, making it a great all-rounder for many homes. Wall-mounted fireplaces are extremely versatile and come in a huge variety of styles and designs to suit all tastes. They are also affordable and are usually simple to install, particularly those that do not require a chimney.
Brick & stone fireplaces
Brick and stone fireplaces never really goes out of style, but it is back in a big way at the moment. It has traditionally been used to create a utilitarian or industrial feel; however, today's homeowners are using it with great effect to create a homely, rustic style. Exposed brick or stone adds a modern finish to any space, with a simple brick fireplace a great way to refresh your living room. If you do not want to replace your existing fireplace but love the idea of brick detail in your home, think about whether there are any areas where you could remove your wall coverings and expose the brick underneath.
These won't be practical in all homes; however, if you are looking for an eye-catching way to heat your home and like to make a statement with your interior design, a landscape or horizontal fire could be the answer. They are extremely striking and are available in a range of sizes. They are often installed at a higher height than tradition fireplaces, adding further interest.
Wood-burners have enjoyed a huge resurgence in popularity, with 2018 looking set to bring more of the same. While they have long been a feature of country cottages and holiday homes, they are now just as likely to be found in townhouses and new-build homes. Homeowners have been looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable and welcoming, and the love for all things autumnal & for winter, does not appear to be dying down. Most areas have a reliable log supplier, making wood-burners a practicality for many homes.