The fireplace is an architectural structure designed to light a fire. The fireplace is used for practical purposes of heating, cooking and other purposes. The fireplace has great benefits when the rainy season as room heater. But, with the passage of time the fireplace is not used as room heater because there is already an electronic temperature regulator that is more practical and simple. Currently, fireplace is used as an ornament decorating to improve the appearance of a room because the fireplace has very fascinating architectural forms.
In ancient times, almost all people in Western Country have fireplace in their houses. Of course it used to heat their bodies of cold weather manually using the pieces of wood and burn it in their houses. Because of this fireplace, the people should be designed their house with the chimney to remove smoke burning so as not to interfere the health. Generally, fireplace was made of brick or stone which able reduce the heat in order to do not spread the heat to other areas. Besides that, brick and stone are not easy to be burned when they were exposed to the fire.
Commonly, modern fireplace design ideas were more varied than fireplace in ancient time. There are various designs according to the budget. Most of fireplace in modern era are electrical fireplace. Electrical fireplace is a fireplace which operates by the electrical. So, the heat which produced by fireplace is from electricity. This fireplace is simpler that the old one but of course it is more expensive because it uses modern technology. Usually this fireplace uses for apartment in the city where the people already difficult to find the pieces of wood to burn it in fireplace. In the other words, electrical fireplace does not produce the ashes from burning of wood so that it is more clean and healthy.
In term of placement of fireplace, it usually placed in the living room and family room. It is because these rooms are where the family member gathering and spending the time together. So, fireplace can be used as living room and family room decorating ideas. But this does not rule out the possibility to be placed the fireplace in other rooms in a house such as in the bedroom and dining room and also backyard.
Published at Monday, July 18th 2016 by Leslie Gace