Brrr! After two feet of snow and chilly temps here in Greater Philadelphia, we’re ready to thaw out in front of a crackling fire with a glass of red wine. Not only can a modern fireplace be energy efficient and provide you warmth during a dreaded power outage, they’re also highly coveted by homebuyers!
If you already have a wood-burning fireplace, consider giving it a cheap and easy makeover with these tips and ideas from DIY Network. We especially love the cool, modern look achieved by simply painting a traditional brick fireplace (pictured below).
Looking for something a little more dramatic? Learn how to create a fireplace mantel out of an old door frame. If your wood-burning fire place is no longer operational, consider adding a variety of ivory pillar candles (pictured below) for a simple, elegant effect.
No fire place? No problem! We love the charming, energy-efficient and affordable options on Amazon. This sleek, space-saving wall mounted fireplace is perfect for smaller spaces, and costs just $163!
For something a bit more traditional, consider the electric unit pictured below for just $219 on Amazon.