What makes a fireplace timeless? This tool that was created out of necessity has remained an in-demand design element, even as homes are outfitted with alternative heating solutions. Ending a day or entertaining a party fireside is an experience that can’t be duplicated.
As we move towards the homes of the future, design and construction processes will be transformed. It’s already beginning, as houses become smart and intuitive, combining the best in technology with contemporary styling. Heat & Glo is partnered with NextGen Home TV and host Ty Pennington to show you what it takes to make a home energy efficient, weather and storm-resistant, healthy, smart, and much more. Within this “First to the Future Home,” you’re sure to find not just one, but two, Heat & Glo fireplaces inviting you to see the finest of home design trends to come.
You can rest assured fireplaces aren’t going anywhere. Here are three reasons why every futuristic home will have a heart.
As long as winter and its brisk wind come knocking at our doors, we will have fireplaces to envelop us with heat and save our shivering selves from the flurries of snow. The fireplace is an instant escape and brings a smile to even the most frosted and frozen. It becomes your go-to background from November through March. Don’t act like you didn’t Instagram a selfie in front of a fireplace last winter.
There’s something to the crackle, and your hearth screensaver just won’t do the trick. As advanced as our homes of the future will be, every last bit integrated with the latest and greatest in technology, the crackle of the fire is one element not to be messed with.
The brick, drafty one-size-fits-all fireplaces have been left in the past where they belong. Today you can customize nearly every aspect of appearance in your fireplace. Choose from contemporary crushed glass or traditional logs for your fire bed. See-through or single-sided? A brick herringbone or sleek black interior? Fireplaces will continue to evolve with contemporary styles, giving you a focal point that catches your eye for all the right reasons.
What does it take to be the First to the Future? Contact The Fireplace Showcase to learn more.