The word hearth, meaning the fireplace floor, has also come to mean home itself. We think of the hearth as the centre of the home and its heart. But that doesn’t mean the fireplace always has to be centrally located. If you’re thinking about installing a fireplace, or perhaps a second one, take some to time to think about its location, as it may be costly to change later.

Before deciding, consider your heating holistically. What other sort of heating do you have? How many fireplaces are there and how much space do you need to heat? Even if you do have central heating, there’s nothing like seeing real (or fake) flames for ambience and warmth.

We think that a suspended fireplace not only looks dramatic, but many of them can be fully rotated so that you can direct heat according to where it’s needed at the time.

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