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Choosing a Fireplace to Suit your Living Room

 Choosing the Right Fireplace

Choosing the right fireplace can make or break the mood of your living room. A good fireplace acts as a central focus, drawing the eyes of your guests and giving you a starting place for the decoration for the rest of the room. Done badly, the fireplace can feel out of place in the room, over bearing and can create a negative vibe for you and your guests.

What to Consider

You have to take your whole room into consideration when picking your fireplace, and not just the spaces you can see. Installing a new system can often require new pipework or opening up the chimney, both of which will cost more and require you to vacate the room for a number of days whilst the work is done. Some important things to consider include:

• The width of the wall – choose a fireplace that’s too wide and it will dominate that side of the room, which can be very detrimental in small spaces. On the other hand, an overly small fireplace will not give your room the appropriate gravitas. Professional interior decorators recommend a ratio of 1:2 of fireplace to blank wall space.

• Chimney access – unless you’re installing a gas fire, you’ll need some sort of external ventilation which is typically provided through a chimney. However, many new builds don’t have the correct ventilation openings so you may need to create a vent to an outside wall which will change the design and layout of the rest of the room.

• Colour scheme – fireplaces tend to come in either black or a range of metals, from bronze through to stainless steel. All of these are easy to match in terms of colour, but it’s your surround that will dictate the rest of the room. A simple choice is to go white which will allow you to choose a bright colour for a feature wall.

Styles of Fireplace

Once you’ve scoped out the room and know what limitations are in place, you then need to think about the style that will meet your needs and budget:

Modernmodern fireplaces look sleek, with chrome finishes and highly efficient metals to radiate the heat out into the room. They will force you down a more clinical finish for the room as they won’t look like a typical fireplace.

Traditional – these will be the cheapest as they are more common. Whether you choose wood burning, electric or gas, you’ll find models that keep the moving flames at the centre of the design.

Cosy – if you have a smaller room or you’re looking to save money on heating bills, a cosy fireplace will suit you best. They tend to be much smaller and more compact which will allow you to have a smaller surround.

Minimalistic – these tend to be more functional than stylish. The main aim of a minimalist fireplace is to generate as much heat as possible in the smallest space possible and are often wall mounted to heat the room more efficiently.

Here at The Fireplace Studio, we are proud to offer our customers a wide range of fireplaces to suit a variety of tastes and interior designs. If you would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch with us today.

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The Fireplace Studio,
213 Derby Road
Bramcote
Nottinghamshire
NG9 3JA

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0115 939 6169

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Electric fires, outset gas fires & more

Gasworld,
73-75 Bath Street
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 8AJ

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  • C Lewis

    We are very impressed with the service we have received from The Fireplace Studio. Ashley in the showroom was very patient and helpful, and his advice...was invaluable. He explained that the fire we had picked out was too big and hot for our room, and sold us one that was about a third of the price. He could so easily have taken a great deal of money off us, but wouldn't. It was fitted today, and it looks beautiful. The fitters were punctual, polite, and made as little mess as possible.

    1 week ago

  • David Seddon

    I would recommend The Fireplace Studio. I found the staff knowledgable, with a wide range of products available. The fitters were excellent and in par...ticular, respectful of my property. I was very pleased with all aspects of the customer service.

    4 weeks ago

  • Mrs Amanda Owen

    Highly recommend your company.ive just had a fire fitted with yourselfs,couldn’t be happier with the service,fire is beautiful 😀

    1 month ago

  • Mr& Mrs Elks

    Sales lady very good very helpful , lads that fitted fireplace today keegan & adam brilliant , got on with the job , pleasant well mannered . Very e...fficient and clean workers , very satisfied with price everything lovely 😁

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    Had my gas fire surveyed and serviced today. Great experience - prompt, polite, knowledgeable at the quoted price despite needing to check a few extra...things for first time service visit. Definitely recommended.

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    We have received such a professional and friendly service from this family run business. They could not have been more helpful. They worked hard to ar...range our fireplace in time for christmas and we sre now enjoying our new look lounge. Very happy all round many thanks

    2 months ago

  • Mr & Mrs Wilson

    We recently had a fireplace fitted and would like to thank you for the excellent customer service we received from start to finish. We had visited a f...ew different suppliers and The Fireplace Studio was by far the most helpful, honest and professional. We are extremely happy and would highly recommend them.

    2 months ago

  • Ian & Kate Thomson

    I would like to thank The Fireplace studio who were excellent all the way through the purchase of our new fireplace and gas fire. This was not a strai...ghtforward installation but any problem was overcome by our fitters. Fantastic products, excellent service . I would definately recommend this company. Well done 5 stars . Ian & Kate Thomson Mountsorrel

    3 months ago

  • Anonymous

    First time service on my gas fire, great job from start to finish, would definitely recommend

    4 months ago

  • Lisa Pinfield

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Excellent advice in the showroom through to the survey and then to the fitting. Fitters were extremely polite..., communicated with me throughout to ensure I was happy with everything and very clean and tidy. Very professional and thoroughly recommended.

    4 months ago

  • R Mace

    Price & products were very good.The installation was very efficient from start to finish.Both fitters were very amiable & professional. Thanks.

    5 months ago

  • Doug.Kennett

    This was the sixth fireplace showroom visited, and we found it to be an excellent company in every aspect - professional, highly competent, readily pr...oviding comprehensive quotations whilst in their showroom for various options, and sticking to the price and installation date when the order was placed. The calibre, skill and craftsmanship of the installation team were all exemplary.

    7 months ago

  • Riswan Yarkhan

    Fireplace Studio, are amazing! We had a very precise brief, and Andy went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If you need a new fire, i w...ould highly recommend Fireplace Studio. They are clearly experts in this field, and this is evidence their service and execution.

    8 months ago

  • Mr Raynor

    The whole experience was effortless. From Andy the knowledgable, friendly salesman to the fitters, who couldn’t have been more approachable and acco...mmodating. The finished article looks wonderful. Well pleased. Thoroughly recommended. A job really well done - thank you

    8 months ago

  • Anonymous

    We have just had a new gas fire fitted, we are delighted, the fitter came on time and carried out the work. He put down dust sheets and left everythin...g very clean and tidy. The whole process has been excellent from our initial enquiry at the Studio in Bramcote to the fitting of the fire. Many thanks.

    8 months ago

  • Roger Grimes

    I had a DRU Gas Fire installed; the staff were very professional, from showroom to final installation. Thank you Michelle, Andy, Keegan, Dean and Adam.... They instilled confidence that they knew the product and did a professional installation. I am most happy with the finished job, I would use the company again and recommend them without hesitation. I am also pleased I went to a local family owned business I was also pleased I went to a local family owned business.

    8 months ago

  • Jody Chatfield

    Brilliant service from start to finish, love my new fireplace, workmen were just as good to deal with as the staff in the shop. Would highly recommen...d these peeps.

    9 months ago

  • John And Pam Darby

    We have no hesitation in awarding top marks to the Fireplace Studio. From the start of the process, from visiting the outstanding showroom at Bramcote..., to the completion, with the installation of our fireplace, the service was outstanding. We received impartial but constructive advice, without any pressurised selling, on the type of fireplace most suitable based on our requirements. The installation went so smoothly and the finish is superb. We are delighted and consider that the cost has been fully justified. Thank you Andy, Dean, Keegan and Adam for all your assistance

    9 months ago

  • Anthony Duncalf

    excellent company staff brilliant work fantastic highly recommendable

    11 months ago

  • Janice Ecclesfield

    We have just had our new electric fire fitted and are over the moon with it. All the chopping out was done yesterday ready for the fire to be fitted a...nd today after 4hrs it was and looks beautiful. I cant praise the workmanship enough all the fitters were polite and left no mess. I would definitely recommend this company.

    11 months ago

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