Deciding to buy a fireplace is a decision that comes with many choices. One choice is purchasing a Contemporary or Traditional Fireplace.
You may have questions such as: what do those terms mean? What is the difference between the two? Is one choice better than the other?
Today we hope to shine a light on these questions and provide you the answer you need to make your fireplace selection.
When thinking of fireplaces, most will remember a crackling fire with burning logs, surrounded by a stone hearth. Many gas fireplaces emulate this design and aesthetic while opting to burn gas rather than wood. Burning gas instead of wood is cleaner, economically efficient, and environmentally friendly when compared to a wood burning fireplace.
These fireplaces are controlled by remote or wall switch, freeing up your time while still providing you with the traditional look of a wood burning fireplace. Multiple options exist for different styles of logs to be placed in the fireplace.
Contemporary fireplaces push the envelope when it comes to design and function. Forgoing the traditional look, many contemporary fireplaces feature modern design features; full metal surround, integration into non typical spaces, panoramic/landscape viewing angles, linear flames, unique materials such as glass beads in multiple colours, and more.
Many contemporary designs can be custom fitted into your home to complement your design choices, acting as a piece of fine art rather than a bulky addition.
The choice between traditional and contemporary can be quite difficult. If you prefer a log set from a traditional fireplace but also enjoy the modern sleek look of a contemporary, you are not left out in the cold!
A combination of traditional and contemporary design is possible. Montigo’s H42DF-ST features a see through view, which allows viewing from two different rooms while still retaining the traditional fireplace logs and stone surround.
In the modern age of fireplaces, customization is king.
Now that you know the differences between traditional and contemporary fireplaces, and how the modern fireplace can seamlessly blend the two, selecting your fireplace shouldn’t be a frightening experience. Contact us today and our fireplace experts will help you select the fireplace which has all of the features you desire.