Dreaming of your own home, painting it in mind, we always put the focus on images fireplace. True, its direct purpose – to warm the home – fire lost. To do this, there are modern heating system. Fireplace is warm, not body and soul. Between the stove and fireplace fireplaces first appeared in ancient Rome.
They were located in the center of the room and is an independent, not related to the walls of the house structure with beams, supporting the pipe and chimney portals are simple and modest. In the Middle Ages have spread fireplaces built into the wall with a straight chimney. They sometimes reach enormous dimensions and have been decorated. Such fireplaces – the size of a house – can be seen in France at the monastery of Mont Saint-Michel and in the castle town of Poitiers. Later with the development and change in architectural and artistic styles vary, and mantelpieces, which invariably occupy pride of place in the interior. In modern times, along with Wall and re-built fireplaces are starting to use central. In Russian history the fireplace has a mere three centuries.
Have in the house fire was privilege of the rich and noble. Heated palaces and mansions of tiled stoves and fireplaces is an element that indicates the high status of the owner of the house and decorate the interior of living fire. Although the fire is easier to melt and faster without the stove in our climate was just not enough. The fact that the design of the fireplace with its broad but shallow firebox designed to ensure that heat the room, just until the fire burns.