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Add warmth, charm, and ambience to two rooms with just one fireplace.
Make a two-sided fireplace the focal point of your home. This dramatic concrete fireplace is impossible to miss from almost anywhere on the first level of the house. It also helps define spaces and highlights the home's sleek, modern design aesthetic.
A two-sided wood-burning fireplace is less expensive to install than two separate fireplaces because it requires only one flue and chimney.
Situated between the dining room and kitchen, this fireplace includes an understated yet pretty fireplace surround, which complements the traditional vibe created through the furnishings and decorative elements in both rooms.
Convenient and fuss-free, gas fireplaces allow you to warm a room (or two) with just the flick of a switch. If you live in a colder climate, consider adding a gas insert to your wood-burning fireplace to heat your home more efficiently. This ultra-modern gas fireplace not only looks great, but it also heats the dining room and living room simultaneously.
A two-sided fireplace can create a partial wall or peninsula to divide an area and define its uses. It is particularly effective in a lengthy living room like this one, where the space could look stark and cold without some sort of separation. The dark, eye-catching surround provides contrast to the neutral walls and flooring.
This two-sided gas fireplace adds warmth without being obtrusive. The clean-lined stone surround creates a streamlined look that blends perfectly with the bathroom's modern look. As an alternative to faux logs in your gas fireplace, consider a pile of ceramic river rocks, decorative metal balls, or an eye-catching fire bowl.