4 Ways to Design a Non-Functioning Fireplace

Give new life to your old fireplace by making it look more appealing. Here are some creative ways to repurpose it:

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Fill it with logs
One of the most common choices is to fill a defunct fireplace with firewood. Homeowners prefer to stack it high and use attractive logs like beech or oak. And this keeps the primary fireplace theme and allows you to match other nearby natural woods…as long as the wood is pest free! Source: FamilyHandyman

Create a makeshift bar
Yes, you can use your non-working fireplace as a home bar. Hang up a wine rack and place a cocktail shaker, tumblers, and other bar accessories on the mantel. Source: HouseBeautiful

Show off your artwork collection
Here’s a clever way to display some of your favorite pieces of artwork instead of on the walls or over the mantel. The framed pieces, grouped together and placed on the floor, adds not only a sense of creativity and freshness to your space but will surely be the focal point of your room and garner some great conversation. Art becomes even more fabulous when it’s not hung, predictably, on walls. Source: Freshome

Light it up with candles
If you still want your fireplace to be a source of warmth and light, there are a number of options you could try. Buy a collection of candles in all shapes and sizes and arrange them in your fireplace. Pick out a few different sized candlesticks to play with levels. If you have little ones or are concerned about leaving the flames unattended, try out some battery-operated, fireless candles. Depending on the brand and quality, they can look pretty realistic.

Another option is to drape fairy lights around the fireplace, or find a large glass holder and fill it up with them. An orb lantern is another simple way to instantly transform your fireplace. Source: Lifestyle

Why not consider putting back the fire on your hearth? We can help you deal with any of your chimney concerns. Call us today!


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