Fireplaces: Not Just for Living Rooms Anymore
August 3, 2016
A fireplace can serve as a focal point in a room and give a space a warm glow. But they don't have to be reserved for the living room. Here at Ideal Homes, we have several plans with fireplaces in other areas of the home. The Newkirk Hearth floor plan, the Marshall floor plan, the Oakland Heritage floor plan, and the Oakland floor plan all provide a cozy family space off the kitchen and dining area, complete with fireplace. Can you envision a fire burning in the background as you cook dinner or host a dinner party? The Kendall plan has a fireplace on the back patio. It's the perfect place to hang out as a family, even on cooler evenings. Add some outdoor furniture and you're ready for a party or a quiet night at home. Add a television above the mantel, and you have the perfect spot to watch the big Sooner, Cowboy, or Thunder game. If you prefer the traditional route of having the fireplace in the living room, how about a dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace surrounded by built-ins or a more rustic look with stone and a wood beam mantel? Where would be your ideal spot in a home for a fireplace?