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Fireplace Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring fireplace ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

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The 5 Best Electric Fireplaces (2021)

Whether you want to heat your home or create a cozy aesthetic, an electric fireplace can be an affordable and low-maintenance option. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team looks at some of the best electric fireplaces available to help you select one that’s right for your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

8 Uses for Wood Ash at Home and in the Garden

Don’t throw away your wood ash from your fireplace—read these tips for how to put it to good use in your home and garden.

The Best Fireplace Inserts of 2021

Adding a fireplace insert to a living room or other area of your home can help keep you warm and cut down on expensive heating bills. Keep reading for our recommendations on the best fireplace inserts. The products included in this article are available at various local home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Tile a Fireplace

Tiling a fireplace surround is an elegant upgrade well worth the effort.

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How to Choose a Home Fireplace

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor walks through the best options for home fireplaces

10 Ways to Warm Up a Nonworking Fireplace

Put this living area focal point to use with these creative ideas

What's Their Story? Fireplace Summer Fronts

Cover up ashes and more with these practical beauts

Colorize Your Mantel

Add oomph to this natural focal point and bring out the beauty of the woodwork with some unexpected color

Best Fireplace Before and Afters 2013

You showed dozens of your stately and inviting hearths and mantels. Now see which ones were finalists in our annual Reader Remodel Contest

How to Reface a Fireplace

A big DIY upgrade for your hearth that doesn't require a big budget

Tiles for the Hearth

Masonry products ideal for fireplace decoration

Fireplace Design Ideas

On a cold night, an industrial drum filled with coals is a beautiful fireplace. The trick is to create a fireplace that is art without a flame. Like these, for example.