There’s nothing quite like the cozy comfort of a crackling fire. Whether you’re having cocktails and conversation with loved ones or snuggling solo with a good book, fireplaces are the ultimate in winter bliss. In a climate like Cincinnati’s, a fireplace is not just a plus — it’s expected by homebuyers and treasured by homeowners.
Fireplaces are more than warm and cozy, of course. They’re often focal points in the home and designed to be as creative and custom as their homeowners. Here are a few ways Legacy Builders Group created beautiful, comfortable fireplaces Santa can’t wait to slide through:
The Gathering Spot
This fireplace anchors the entire room, acting as a centerpiece that pulls together the elegant main seating area and perfectly positioned table and chairs. Installing bookshelves on one side and a space for the television on the other creates more visual interest than if the sides matched with perfect symmetry.
The Reading Room
Pocket doors provide the space-saving privacy in this fireplace nook, located in the same home as the one pictured above. While this room is just off the main living area, it feels separate and serene. The rough-cut stone creates a casual feel, while the wood mantle lends an extra touch of warmth to the space. This is truly a room for all moments — the perfect place to sip the morning’s first cup of coffee or settle in after a long day.
Dark Blue Drama
Blue is showing up in unexpected places a lot lately, like on this stately fireplace surround. The color combination of gray, white, and blue is particularly striking and in high demand for living rooms, kitchens, and even bathrooms. Here, bringing the color and woodwork all the way to the ceiling helps the large tv blend into the background, rather than being the room’s centerpiece.
The Great Outdoors
Had your fill of winter’s chill? Start planning your summer with an outdoor oasis like the one shown here. Outdoor fireplaces luxuriously extend the backyard season by offering welcome warmth as the nights get cooler. When paired with comfortable seating and a well-lit ceiling, fireplaces like these encourage conversation and connection with a resort-like feel.
Fun & Functional
Wood burning fireplaces are lovely, thanks to their comforting crackle, nostalgic aroma, and variable heat from a renewable resource. They also leave many homeowners wondering how to store logs so that they are out of the way and easily accessible. This practical and cool fire log storage nook gives the whole great room a fun vintage vibe. In addition, stonework to the peaked ceiling elevates the entire room, drawing the eye up and making it feel open, airy, and welcoming.
Get inspiration on turning your fireplace into your personal comfort zone by visiting our portfolio at designbuildremodel.com/gallery.