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8 Fantastic Freestanding Fireplaces to Warm Any Room

If you're considering installing a fireplace, a freestanding model can be a good pick. It can be installed for much less cost than a full fireplace wall since it generally won't have a stone fascia, lights, or millwork. Styles range from simple and pragmatic to stunning modern designs that serve as sculpture as well as a primary heat source.
Unique. A customized freestanding fireplace can serve as a piece of art. Jazz up any interior with a custom-designed fireplace in a unique shape to create an instant conversation piece.

Tip: Contact a local metal- or ironworker to help you create a masterpiece of your very own.
Heavy duty. This intense, vintage style is strictly for heating — you won't be able to view the flames since there's no glass on the doors. Heavy-duty construction means money saved on the heat bill.

Tip: Use piles of firewood as a design element in your living space.
Wall mounted. Free up floor space by installing your fireplace unit directly onto the wall. This space puts the perfect spin on yesterday's model.

Tip: Don't think just in black — a unit like this in white could be a showstopper.
Miniature. Bigger isn't always better. The small nature of this freestanding fireplace complements this room very well, especially with the overextended flue. This size tends to work best when you don't need to heat the entire room.

Tip: Just because it's freestanding doesn't mean you can't have built-in seating. Search for a fireplace that has a bench for those chilly nights.
High style. Here, an all-white minimalist lacquered box with gas flames does the trick.

Tip: Advances in fireplace design mean that many fireplaces can be placed in any room of the house.
Built-in look. This fireplace is freestanding but has the look of a built-in. Add to the beauty of your unit by setting it inside a niche of its own.

Tip: Tile the back wall of the recess for extra flair.
Creatively placed. Your freestanding fireplace doesn't have to be a focal point, and it doesn't have to be in any particular room, either. This foyer fireplace invites visitors to get warm as soon as they walk in.

Tip: A fireplace in the entry or foyer is a great way to dry winter boots, hats and mittens in colder weather.
Retro. Revive a retro style by adding a quintessential fireplace to take you back in time. The cherry-red color of this one says vintage like nothing else. I had a similar one in my childhood home.