A beautiful fire can now be enjoyed from multiple rooms thanks to the innovative fireplace designs of see through fireplaces and double sided fireplaces. Today's more open floor plans and spacious living rooms lend themselves to the installation of a non-traditional fireplace because many models don't require a bulky chimney installation. Small dividing walls or columns can double as the perfect enclosure for a see through gas fireplace, also helping to keep the open feel between rooms. Have a large room that seems to be lacking a point of interest or drama. The addition of a free standing fireplace against a long wall or an island fireplace in the room center can help to break up an otherwise rambling area, giving a warm aesthetic to the space and adding movement.
We presently have a wood burning peninsula style fireplace. We would like to convert it to a propane with glass. Does it have to be vented or can it be vent free? Someone said there would be a safety issue.
For the unit you have you can use either vented or vent free. However, there can be certain local restriction (codes) that may not allow vent free logs in you town/city.
I'm designing a new home and would like a "see thru" fireplace between the great room and the master bedroom. Is it possible to have one way glass on both sides so you can't see through it in both rooms and enjoy the same fireplace?
That's a great idea. Unfortunately, though, such a thing does not currently exist on the market. Theoretically, you could install the fireplace and then source the one-way glass locally. But, you'd have to be sure and acquire glass that is tempered or ceramic in construction and able to withstand the heat of the fireplace.
We are making plans to build a new home. I am looking for a 2-sided fireplace that can be used in my family room on one side and allow access to it for use on my covered deck on the other side. Do you make such a fireplace?