Not all bathrooms can be lavish spaces with whirlpool tubs and two separate vanities. You will also find that you will need to be very precise in cutting lumber, moldings, stone, tile, or other materials. Any outdoor fireplace design is similar to that of an indoor fireplace. Paintable mantels use finger-jointed moldings and less-decorative wood or MDF (i.e. Medium Density Fiberboard) because the wood won’t be visible.
Dampers can be fitted at the top, or bottom of the flue, and there are pros and cons for both styles, but often the geometry of the fireplace and chimney, and the relative difficulty of access to the top of the chimney stack will be the deciding factor.
These options have different benefits for each style and a specialist in natural stone fireplaces can help determine the right choice for the room. Unless they are protected by a glass or metal mesh screen at the front, for safety, inset fires should have a projecting hearth on the floor below or as part of the fire itself.
Or perhaps the woodburning fireplace you prefer between the windows can’t fit, but a gas burning model will. Its extension into the room is also called the hearth, and should be a fireproof area not less than the width of the fireplace opening plus 16 inches, projecting at least 16 inches from the chimney breast.
And unless you opt for a high-end, energy efficient fireplace fireplace design that offers tightly sealing doors for long burn times and upgraded designs to provide high heat output, burning wood may actually remove more heat from your room than it adds.