Chimney Breast Ideas: 10 Designs for a Stylish Focal Point

Stacked brick chimney breast in mid century living room
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Innovative and stylish chimney breast ideas can transform this functional and often imposing structure so it blends into a home's style or creates a new unique architectural feature. 

Designing a chimney breast from scratch for a new home or extension offers a whole new realm of possibilities with style, size and shape to suit a modern or traditional scheme. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.