An inglenook or "chimney corner", is a small recess that lies adjacent to a fireplace. Inglenook fireplaces originated to serve as a partially enclosed hearth area, typically connected to a larger room. The hearth itself was used for cooking and its warm and comfortable alcove became a natural place for people to gather and pass the time. Kitchens became designed as separate rooms as building designs evolved, while inglenooks were retained and utilised in living rooms as intimate warming places within the larger rooms.
Even in this modern era, families still crave a cozy, tastelful inglenook where they can pass winter nights and the popularity of inglenooks is far from waning! If you're not sure about how to get started with producing a snug hearth in your living space, rest assured that the experts at R & S Fireplaces can design and build inglenooks for most properties and also fabricate hand-crafted oak beams for mantles. Inglenook fireplaces can be crafted in many materials to include tiles, render, etc.
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