by Shari Held | photos by 360 Tours

As you enjoy the lingering heat of summer, a new or redesigned fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. But cool evenings are on the way, and chillier fall and winter days aren’t far behind.

An impressive fireplace can give a room instant ambience and make it a favorite gathering spot for family and friends. It provides not just warmth and comfort, but also adds style and beauty. Just what you need on a cold, blustery day.

“If you want to use your new fireplace this fall, the time to start was yesterday,” says Nate Hill, Director of Sales and Marketing for Brick + Ember.

When you imagine cozying up in front of your new fireplace is it wood-burning, gas, or electric? Do you picture a traditional fireplace or a more modern linear style? Are you looking to add interest with a change of flame color?

While you may not realize it, there are a lot of options to consider when it comes to designing a new fireplace. It helps to have an expert like the Brick + Ember Certified Hearth Design Specialists to guide you through the design process. They will tailor the fireplace to your specifications to ensure you get exactly what you want.

One important choice you will make is the material for the façade. It’s critical that this material meets safety codes, and not FIREPLACES BRICK + EMBER: CREATE ENDURING STYLE & WARMTH with a Fireplace Designed by Brick + Ember by Shari Held / photos by 360 Tours all materials are appropriate. Working with your design specialist helps ensure your selection keeps your family safe and fits with your personal aesthetic and home’s style.

Once you have the perfect material and design, installation takes just a week or so, depending on the specifics of your project. After that, you’ll be all set to enjoy your beautiful, new fireplace, no matter what the winter months bring!

If you’re dreaming of cozy winter days by the fireplace, connect with Brick + Ember to learn more about their fireplace design and build services. Visit or call (317) 972-9378 to schedule an appointment.