Brick or Stone Designs #200 - #224
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Brick Fireplace Designs
Brick fireplace design #208 (pictured at right), serves as a room divider between the dining and family rooms. The decorative facade of the fireplace is constructed entirely of red reclaimed brick which varies in color from a soft pink to an earthy red. Click on the thumbnail image above (row 2, column 4) to be view a larger image of this fireplace. The fireplace facing extends from floor to ceiling and features a bench high raised hearth. The functional part of this fireplace includes a direct vent heat circulating gas fireplace with a brick patterned firebox interior. This simple brick fireplace design has an understated presence. In addition, the combination of the warm brick colors and efficient gas heating creates a comfortable setting for both everyday use and special occasions. An obvious variation for this fireplace design would be to use a “see-through” gas fireplace. The fireplace is centered in the room allowing passage from room to room on
each side of thefireplace. The positioning of the fireplace substantially conceals the dining room
table from most vantage points in the family room, and vice versa ... providing a nice balance of privacy and openness for both rooms. Of course, this brick fireplace design is not relegated for use as a room divider and is also well suited for use against the wall of any room.
A brick fireplace, design #219 (pictured at left), is painted white to match the adjoining room walls imparting a contemporary look to this fireplace. Despite being the same color as the room walls the brick texture and projection make this fireplace a standout nonetheless. In sharp contrast to the fireplace’s white brick, a glossy black mantel shelf and black polished marble hearth with white veining provide some visual drama. Click on the thumbnail image above (row 4, column 5)to view a larger image of this fireplace. The fireplace brickwork extends
from floor to ceiling. The high ceiling height is exaggerated by the low positioning of the mantel shelf creating a large over-mantel section which provides a prominent backdrop for artwork - in this case a colorful Picasso. However, the placement of a combustible mantel must meet the installation requirements of the particular fireplace model installed (fire safety reasons). The functional part of this brick fireplace includes a prefabricated, heat circulating wood burning fireplace. The black fireplace front coordinates nicely with the black mantel and hearth. Side Note: The added appeal provided by accent lighting directed at a fireplace cannot be overstated – it is well worth the additional cost. This is even more important when the brick is not painted as the surface of most standard brick is dull an unreflective. Accent lighting highlights the texture of the brick and mortar joints, adds shadow fall, and increases the overall variation in color of the fireplace.
Brick fireplace design #203 (pictured at right) features detailed brickwork including: a shallow raised hearth with rounded outside corners; corbelled brick columns on each side of the fireplace opening that support a wood beam mantel; a herringbone patterned brick fireplace hood above the mantel; and, a brick wall extending from the left side of the fireplace with a built-in wood cabinet and recessed arched niche above it. Click on the thumbnail image above (row 1, column 4) to be view a larger image of this fireplace. The functional part of this fireplace incorporates a prefabricated wood burning fireplace with a separate gas log installed in it. However, regardless that a gas log is installed in this fireplace, it must be constructed as if it is a wood burning fireplace – which requires a non-combustible hearth that meets the manufacturer’s installation requirements and/or local building codes. In this case, the shallow brick hearth would not be sufficient by itself but this fireplace is constructed on a polished concrete floor slab that extends in front of this hearth and thereby meeting this requirement. Alternatively, one could modify this brick fireplace design and increase the hearth depth, or use a gas fireplace that does not require a hearth.
arched brick fireplace designs
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Fireplace Designs and Ideas
direct vent gas fireplaces
fireplaces with keystones
reclaimed brick fireplaces
herringbone brick fireplace designs
corner brick fireplaces