A fireplace is a structure designed to contain a fire used for heating a room or creating ambiance. Usually built of brick, stone, or metal, fireplaces are made up of an opening, mantel, surround, hearth and apron. Fireplaces were once commonplace multipurpose housing fixtures that were used for heating a space, cooking, and warming water for laundry. A chimney allows the exhaust from the fire (contained in a firebox or fire pit) to escape. The most common types of fireplaces are pre-manufactured fireplaces made of sheet metal with glass fire boxes and electric fireplaces which are good alternatives for modern fireplaces that don't rely on wood or gas.
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