When it comes to creating a modern fireplace design, it’s important to consider the functionality of your fireplace, the aesthetic you are seeking, the positioning of the fireplace and how it will fit in your existing or new home.

At Just Gas Log Fires we have 5 types of fireplaces ideas that would make a terrific addition to your home.

1. Double-sided Fireplaces as a Room Divider

This newcomer is high in demand when it comes to contemporary fireplace design. Double-sided fireplaces have transparent sides and can be used as a feature to divide rooms without losing the feeling of an open space. 

Double-sided fireplaces are sleek, versatile and can involve the creation of a fabricated wall to partition two rooms. What’s very convenient with these fireplaces is that they are able to heat two rooms at one time. A double-sided fireplace would make a great addition to large open-plan living spaces and for modern homes.

2. Outdoor Fireplaces

Ideal for your backyard or courtyard year-long is the ever so popular outdoor gas fireplace. These fireplaces will make your guests stay longer as they relax in the ambient warmth of an outdoor fireplace. Not to mention, these units can double up as cooking stations which can be transformed into pizza ovens and barbeque grills. Due to its duality, the outdoor fireplace is great for entertaining and relaxation.

3. Fireplace Mantels

Fireplace design is not just about the fire itself, it’s also about the surrounding elements which meant we could not ignore fireplaces with mantels. There are two ways to approach the fireplace decorative elements, you either aim for a traditional mantel composed of brick, stone or wood, or you take the modern route and make the mantel as sleek and simple as possible. For example, you could use a wooden block to serve as the mantel or use different colours to separate the fireplace from your wall.

4. Stone Fireplaces

You’ve probably come across gas log fireplaces with the illusion of burning wood, but you might be less familiar with using coal as the fuel bed which gives it the appearance of stones. You might prefer coal in white or perhaps in darker earthier tones. Stone fireplaces are elegant and incorporate the principles of modern fireplace design. Built with an exceptionally modern facade, stone fireplaces and can be integrated into the wider appearance of the room which may be furnished in marble, stone and other smooth reflective surfaces.

5. Freestanding Fireplaces

You’ve probably come across gas log fireplaces with the illusion of burning wood, but you might be less familiar with using coal as the fuel bed which gives it the appearance of stones. You might prefer coal in white or perhaps in darker earthier tones. Stone fireplaces have an exceptionally modern facade and can be integrated into the wider appearance of the room which may be furnished in marble, stone and other smooth reflective surfaces.

The ‘freestander’ as we call it is not conventionally considered as modern in design but we could not help and give it a mention because of how practical it is for small wall spaces and as it is an effective replacement for freestanding wood burners.  The freestander is a go-to option because there is no cleaning required.

At Just Gas Log Fires we are the experts in modern fireplace design and planning.

If you are looking for inspiration, our fireplace installation showroom in Alphington displays a myriad of high-efficiency gas fireplaces in a contemporary style, complete with furnishing. Make an enquiry today and our design consultants will work with you to create the modern look that you desire.