Corner fireplace or fireplace in the middle of a wall?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Where would you want your fireplace?
    Corner : (27 votes)
    28 %
    In the middle of a wall : (70 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    46222 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Corner fireplaces are a pain in the neck for furniture arranging. Place it in the middle of the wall.

    Post # 4
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Middle of the wall. Corner ones can be really pretty, but in the middle of the wall usually gives you more flexibility in furniture arrangement.

    Post # 6
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a corner now and I hate it.  Very difficult to decorate around.

    Post # 7
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I guess it depends on the layout of the room and where windows/doors are located. In general, though, I think it would be easier to arrange around if it was in the middle of the wall.

    Post # 8
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I guess I’m in the minority. I like corner fireplaces. We have one in our house now, and hubby’s previous house also had a corner fireplace. The townhouse I had before we were married had a fireplace in the center of the wall and for me it was hard to work around. Although it may depend on the overall floorplan.

    Post # 9
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I prefer them in the middle of a wall.

    Post # 10
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I think middle of the wall would be easier to decorate around!

    Post # 11
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    MIDDLE OF THE WALL!!  We have a corner fireplace (and a small livingroom) and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to arrange the furniture any decent way.  We have a GORGEOUS fireplace but because it’s in the corner we can’t make it the focal point of the room; and because the living room is small we are severely limited on how we can arrange the furniture.

    The only exception would be if you have a really large livingroom… Our livingroom setup is my second most hated thing about the house we live in (first being our yellow/orange counter top in our kitchen! lol)

    Post # 12
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i’m all about symmetry so I would choose a wall

    Post # 13
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Hmm, I’ve only had one in the middle of the wall and it worked great with our furniture arrangement. I think if your room is really big and it wasn’t the focal point then a corner fireplace could work as a small reading/lounge area, but if it’s where you’re going to put your TV then place it in the middle of the wall.

    Post # 14
    22 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We just bought a new house that has it in the middle of the wall.  While we were house-shopping, we visited builders and they wanted to charge us a premium for middle of wall as it was considered an upgrade!  We ended up buying a house less than 2 years old so we didn’t have to deal with a builder, but I guess it’s considered more desirable now if they’re charging more for it.

    Post # 15
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Middle of the wall! It would give you alot more furniture arranging options. 

    Post # 16
    869 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t have advice on the fireplace, but I have to say, every time I read one of your posts, I want a Cherry Coke!  Seriously, you’re killing me! 😉

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