“I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.”– George Matthew Adams
Few home features have as comforting and nostalgic an appeal as a fireplace. Maybe that’s why people looking to buy a new home are willing to pay more for a functional fireplace and people looking to add value to their home often opt to add one. And while a traditional woodburning or electric fireplace in the living room or bedroom is certainly an asset, you can take your home the extra mile by installing a “see-through” or double-sided fireplace.
A see-through fireplace can:
- Make a dramatic statement by giving the illusion of a bigger space. Like adding a large mirror to a medium-to-small size room, a see-through fireplace tricks the eye into believing a room is bigger than it is. This effect works best in a medium size room where the fireplace can be installed such that one of its sides faces outdoors. This way, people see out of the fireplace like a window.
- Serve as a “double-whammy” focal point. Place a see through fire place between the kitchen and the living room, for example, and not only do you have an attractive line of demarcation, you have the focal points of both rooms taken care of in one fell swoop.
- Spice up the patio or outdoor living room. Mix things up and put a see through fireplace on the patio or near an outdoor living room. It’s a beautiful spectacle and the perfect upscale alternative to a chimenea or fire pit for keeping warm on cool Texas nights.
Building a home? Looking to add a see-through fireplace to your existing one? Call or contact Robinson Builders today.