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Hot Trends: Give Your Kitchen a Sizzling Makeover with a Fireplace!

If you actually think about it for a moment, the fabulous kitchen fireplace is neither an idea that is amazingly innovative, nor is it something that we have just stumbled upon. Gathering around the fire is undoubtedly as old as human civilization itself, and while the ‘fireplaces’ have changed and evolved, our urge for a sizzling hot focal point that offers heat and light has not. Adding a fireplace to the kitchen brings with it an air of luxury and style that is unparalleled. It can sometimes make use of that lonely corner in the kitchen and can bring the backdrop alive on other occasions.

Farmhouse style kitchen of New York home with colorful decor and a lovely stone fireplace Hot Trends: Give Your Kitchen a Sizzling Makeover with a Fireplace!
Farmhouse style kitchen of New York home with colorful decor and a lovely stone fireplace [From: Phinney Design Group / Randall Perry Photography]

It is not just the classic kitchen that looks good with the giant fireplace and its aged brick surround. Sleek, contemporary fireplaces have found their way into every room of the house and the outdoors! Giving you an aesthetic and energy-efficient way to add a fireplace to pretty much any kitchen, irrespective of its style and size, today’s fireplace is both versatile and adaptable. Here is a look at some of the best kitchens that benefit from the warmth and allure of the fireplace –

A Sleek Modern Fireplace

We did talk about the minimalist appeal and the space-savvy design of contemporary fireplaces, and the three kitchens below showcase this aspect in a truly mesmerizing fashion. The first kitchen in white utilizes the fireplace as a sculptural focal point that wows you instantly and gives the kitchen a fiery, dynamic backdrop. The second contemporary kitchen clad in marble turns the cool fireplace with a Calacatta marble surround into a feature that binds together the cozy conversation zone. And even if you want to usher in a hint of rustic magic into the contemporary kitchen, the sleek fireplace fits in elegantly!

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Sleek and stunning fireplace becomes the focal point of this awesome contemporary kitchen [Design: Kelly Hoppen London]
Sleek and stunning fireplace becomes the focal point of this awesome contemporary kitchen [Design: Kelly Hoppen London]
Exquisite contemporary kitchen fetaures a sconversation zone next to the fireplace with Calacatta marble surround [Design: Croma Design Inc]
Exquisite contemporary kitchen fetaures a sconversation zone next to the fireplace with Calacatta marble surround [Design: Croma Design Inc]
Modern rustic kitchen with fireplace and striking pendant lights [From: Patty Kennedy Interiors / Rob Karosis Photography]
Modern rustic kitchen with fireplace and striking pendant lights [From: Patty Kennedy Interiors / Rob Karosis Photography]

Get Creative!

Contemporary fireplaces allow you to get inventive with your kitchen design and the way you utilize the fireplace. A popular idea is to put the fireplace in an area where it can serve the kitchen, dining room and the living space in the open plan living area. Two-sided and three-sided fireplaces allow you to get this done with ease, and these smart fireplaces also become the protagonist of your cheerful and inviting ‘social zone’. Those trying to take the experience of adding a fireplace to the kitchen can also take things to a whole new level with smart kitchen islands that house a fireplace within… For a kitchen that is simply sensational!

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Stylish contemporary kitchen with fireplace built into the island [Design: EcoModern Design]
Stylish contemporary kitchen with fireplace built into the island [Design: EcoModern Design]
Innovative way to use the fireplace in the kitchen [Design: Natalia Dragunova / Notion LLC / Bradd Celidonia]
Innovative way to use the fireplace in the kitchen [Design: Natalia Dragunova / Notion LLC / Bradd Celidonia]

Gorgeous Farmhouse Kitchens

The perfect farm-style kitchen and the classic hearth are pretty much inseparable, and it is the cozy hearth that sits at the heart of this beautiful and timeless kitchen. Undoubtedly, it is the farmhouse kitchen that seems the most ‘at home’ when coupled with a beautiful fireplace that has a stone or brick surround. Modern farmhouse kitchens tend to combine the practicality of modern design, shelving and kitchen appliances with this traditional appeal to offer the best of both worlds.

Stone wall and fireplace for the smart, farmhouse kitchen [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]
Stone wall and fireplace for the smart, farmhouse kitchen [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]
Modern farmhouse kitchen with fireplace in the kitchen [Design: Crisp Architects]
Modern farmhouse kitchen with fireplace in the kitchen [Design: Crisp Architects]

The Classic Hearth!

There are plenty of things to consider before adding a fireplace to the kitchen. Think about your lifestyle, how much time you spend in the kitchen, and if you have enough space around the fireplace itself to turn it into a comfy gathering spot for friends and family. If that is not an option, maybe the fireplace is better served as a sculptural or aesthetic addition that brings the wow factor to the feature wall. The traditional fireplace in brick or stone with an arched design is another cool option for kitchens with styles such as rustic and farmhouse, while some homeowners might even want to combine the allure of a fireplace with the functionality of a wood-burning bread and pizza oven.

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Traditional brick fireplace serves both the kitchen and the breakfast zone [Design: Open Meadow]
Traditional brick fireplace serves both the kitchen and the breakfast zone [Design: Open Meadow]
Rustic kitchen with classic stone fireplace [Design: USI Design & Remodeling]
Rustic kitchen with classic stone fireplace [Design: USI Design & Remodeling]
Smart fireplace for the traditional kitchen becomes the visual focal point [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]
Smart fireplace for the traditional kitchen becomes the visual focal point [Design: Archer & Buchanan Architecture]

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