Creative ideas that keep firewood handy inside.
Winter is on its way, which means cozy fireside evenings are ahead. Nothing beats a real fire, but many install natural gas logs to avoid unsightly firewood storage. These examples are better than a plain basket or small stack on the floor, and each add uniqueness to their space. Floor to ceiling shelves [top] highlight the vaulted ceiling and inject symmetry. The logs add natural texture to this monochromatic room.
The same idea was used in a winter vacation home, and features a crossbuck design for added architectural interest.
If you like the idea, but don’t want a head on view of the wood, create storage at the end. This contemporary steel unit has divided shelves that can be used later for decorative display.
By extending the mantel across an opening, an accessory shelf tops the firewood niche. Notice the area is lined in the same material as the hearth, making it much easier to keep clean.
An eclectic living room forgoes a shelf, filling in the area between the fireplace and wall. Looks like a place cats would love to nap.
No shelves, no cubbies, no problem! Although walls might need repainting after the season.
This circular metal wall storage was custom design for the home. It’s grand scale is in proportion to the room, but could be made to any size. With separate areas for newspaper and kindling, it’s by far my favorite. All that’s missing is the hot chocolate… with marshmallows, of course.