Everything related to heating in winter has proven to be particularly important. And that will certainly continue to be the case with low outside temperatures and high gas prices and heating costs. That’s why we want to break up the topic a bit and introduce you to the latest fireplace designs that impress with their modernity and functionality. The following is about modern double-sided fireplaces that heat two living areas at the same time and serve as room dividers. They are great eye-catchers in contemporary homes and bring a spectacular and cool touch to the overall room design!
Double sided fireplaces are the latest trend in fireplace design ever!
Such a fireplace perfectly inscribes itself in any modern apartment.
What characterizes modern double-sided fireplaces?
It is well known that conventional fireplaces are either permanently installed in the wall or stand alone. They have a viewing window through which one enjoys watching the roaring flames in the fireplace. But now they have designed double-sided fireplaces that have a fireplace insert with two opposing panes. This makes it possible to look at the fireplace from two sides. These chimneys are also called tunnel chimneys. There are even very eye-catching models that have glass panes on three sides and are called panorama fireplaces.
Double-sided fireplaces serve as eye-catching room dividers….
… without making the rooms smaller or appearing overwhelming in any way!
For such a fireplace you need enough space and the most suitable room conditions for its installation. For example, lines for exhaust and supply air must first be laid in the masonry so that the fireplace can be properly installed and used. Otherwise, there is nothing special about its operation compared to a conventional fireplace. But here you have to keep in mind that you must never open both fire doors at the same time, especially when using the double-sided fireplace! In this way you not only avoid the smell of smoke in your interior, but also a serious fire hazard! However, a tunnel fireplace has the advantage of letting daylight pass through the glass panes from one living area to the other when it is not in use. So that makes it eye-catching in all seasons!
Everyone would like to have such an eye-catching piece of furniture in their home, right?
A tunnel fireplace always looks extremely stylish and highly unusual!
What are the advantages of double-sided fireplaces?
Double-sided fireplaces are designed in a modern way and meet the latest technical requirements. They are a good economical solution because they heat up two rooms or two living areas at the same time. They are usually located between two full-fledged areas. This distributes the heat evenly compared to a traditional stove that sits against a wall. With traditional fireplaces, heat can concentrate in one area instead of spreading throughout the room. This is not the case here. This is a wide open space, well heated by a double sided fireplace.
With such a tunnel fireplace you can also heat very large rooms.
It usually stands between the living room and the dining area.
But there are also tunnel fireplaces between the bedroom and the bathroom!
Double-sided fireplaces are safer than many other types of fireplaces because the sturdy glass encloses the flame. This is especially good if you have small children in the household. Even if there are fire protection grids for open fireplaces, they do not destroy the visual appeal of the fireplace.
From an aesthetic point of view, double-sided fireplaces bring special advantages, because they give every room a noble and exclusive look. They are the ultimate eye-catcher in the room, which always attracts attention with its modern design.
Do you want to add extra elegance to your interior?
Then choose a stylish tunnel oven!
With this fireplace, functionality meets high aesthetics!
Do tunnel chimneys also have certain disadvantages?
Yes, definitely, because every coin has two sides! However, there is no problem if the two-sided fireplace is installed in a partition that is not too high, for example if it is about 90 cm high. However, if you’re installing a double-sided fireplace in a floor-to-ceiling partition, you need to make sure you’re using the right wall supports. Remember that without the right supports, the chimney is not 100% safe all the time!
Since the tunnel fireplaces are a new design concept, they come at a fairly high price. Like all advances and new ideas in technology, their price is slightly higher than that of the traditional fireplaces that have been around for many years. Even so, double-sided fireplaces are worth your investment. If you have the budget, you should definitely consider installing one of these stunning fireplace designs. Especially if you are about to renovate your home!
This fireplace wall simply cannot leave anyone indifferent!
But a simple design can just as easily draw attention!
In the evening it is always very cozy next to the fireplace!
When decorating a double-sided fireplace, many people try to give each side its own design. In most cases, however, modern and simple decorations go hand in hand. If you don’t follow this rule, you will design each side of the double-sided fireplace differently. That’s not a good idea, though, as it ruins the element of simplicity. And in modern room design it is of paramount importance!
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Country-style models have been very popular lately!
Or maybe you want to have a modern panoramic fireplace at home?