TV Over Fireplace Ideas
There are a number of different options for installing a fireplace and homeowners are often looking for new and different fireplace ideas. The fireplace is usually the focal point of the room and you want something that will draw attention but not take over the entire room. There are three basic components to a fireplace that must be considered when looking for a different kind of design and these include, hearth, the firebox and fire openings.
The hearth is the outside area around the firebox. There are a number of different ways in which you can install this part of your fireplace. The most common way is to put the hearth flush with the floor. Recently people are beginning to either have the hearth raised or sunken below the floor. There is always the option to not have a hearth at all. If you decide not to have a hearth then your fireplace will need to be above the floor because you will need protection from the heat on the floor.
The firebox is the next component of the fireplace that needs consideration when you are designing a fireplace. Just like with the hearths, there are raised fireboxes, fireboxes that may be flush with the floor and then again those that are lower than the floor. The firebox position will have to match the hearth position.
The fireplace opening is where you can get a little creative with your ideas. The typical shape of the fireplace opening is a rectangular shape. As the name suggest the opening will be a rectangle. There are other options, however beside the more traditional openings. If you want to get creative then you could try a circular shape or a curved shape for your opening. The easiest openings are those that contain straight lines and the harder ones are the curved openings without any straight lines.