10 stunning inglenook fireplace ideas for any style of house

large stone inglenook fireplace with new woodburning stove in kitchen
(Image credit: Simon Burt)

Inglenook fireplace ideas should not be restricted to those renovating a period property or self builders constructing a traditional home. As our collection of inspirational designs shows, inglenook fireplaces can suit contemporary homes just as well as more classic properties. 

Although many people searching for fireplace ideas are often put off the idea of an inglenook fireplace for fear of them being energy inefficient, treated in the right way, they can perform well as a heat source.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.