Historically, fireplaces have always played an important role in the home however; this role has changed dramatically with time. Fireplaces were once used as the sole source of heating in households and even today, many turn to the reliable fireplace on a cold winter’s night. As the main function of a fireplace has been gradually replaced with central heating, they have taken on a new but equally useful role in the home. They provide a focal point of the room, an object to relax by, and an area where people socialise.
A room without a fireplace can often appear empty or ‘cold’ and the layout of the room can be distorted as people simply place furniture around a television. Even when a room does have a fireplace, it is important that it is the right style, shape and size for the room. If you place a very modern fireplace in a traditional styled living room, it is not likely to be aesthetically pleasing. When buying fireplaces in Nottingham or fireplaces in Hull, you must consider how the room the fireplace will be located in looks. At James Oliver Interiors, we have a large range of both modern and traditional fireplaces which means you will have a great choice when it comes to matching your own style.
If you have a family or pets, you may wish to look at our range of electric fires, these have the same look and feel as a traditional gas fire however, there are no open flames making them much safer. Another amazing benefit of electric fires is the ability to turn the ‘flames’ on without having the fire producing heat. This means you can get that warming glow in your living room without actually using energy. This can create a relaxing, peaceful environment and can be especially useful if you don’t want to use both the fire and central heating at the same time.