5 Creative Ideas for Firewood StorageOctober 12, 2021
Adding a fireplace to your custom home design can enhance the aesthetic of a room while also including a functional heating source. There are several types of fireplaces to choose from. If you opt for a traditional wood-burning fireplace, you’ll also need to figure out where to store your firewood. If you get creative, even firewood storage can double as decor. Here are a few creative ideas for firewood storage to consider for your custom home:
1. Stack it in a Built-In Nook
A storage nook built into the area next to a fireplace can be a great way to store your immediate supply of firewood. Stacking it neatly in a built-in area like this can turn your firewood into decor, keep it nearby for convenience, and also keep it from taking up floor space. This also keeps your fireplace hearth and mantel free for any ideas for fireplace decor you want to try.
2. Choose a Well-Designed Storage Rack
Storage racks come in a ton of different sizes, shapes, and materials. This allows you to get creative with your firewood storage without sacrificing convenience or organization. Some versions are available with a water-resistant and UV-resistant cover so they can be used on a patio or deck too.
Metal racks are sturdy and can be manufactured to have dedicated compartments for kindling and firewood. Depending on how they are designed and built, they allow you to store and organize your firewood in a way that creates an interesting look while keeping it contained and off the ground.
3. Turn Your Firewood Storage Into a Wall
Another one of the creative ideas for firewood storage is to create a firewood storage wall unit. Not only does this provide plenty of storage for logs and kindling, but it can also double as a room divider. This can be a great option to help use floor space more efficiently and organize a room.
On top of adding an artistic touch, you can customize how you divide the space in the wall unit to best suit your needs. In addition, it adds a natural element to the room and also complements any other wood accents you may have.
4. Opt for a Cute Container
Wall units, large racks, etc. are all great options for storing a larger supply of logs. You can also opt for a smaller container to store a smaller supply of logs for immediate use next to the fireplace. If the hearth will be big enough, the container may be able to fit on it and be placed to the side of your fireplace.
As with storage racks, containers come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, materials, and more. Plus, there are also custom options. So, you can get exactly what you need in a design that enhances the aesthetic you’re going for in your home.
One of the tips for decorating fireplaces is to picture how it fits with the rest of the room. This can be a big help in narrowing down the size, type, placement, etc. for the perfect firewood storage container for you.
5. Go for Something With a Crafty or Repurposed Look
When it comes to firewood storage, there are a lot of options available and they can get interesting. For something with an artisan or craftsman look and feel, you can look for firewood storage made of repurposed materials.
An old pair of skis can easily be turned into a frame for a small storage rack. The same is true for boat paddles or oars, old surfboards, old skateboard decks, horseshoes, and more. No matter what look you’re going for or hobbies you have, you can probably find a crafty or repurposed storage unit made from related materials.
There are many fireplace options to choose from and these are just a few creative ideas for firewood storage to inspire you for your custom home. Whether you envision a fireplace in your dream home or not, Custom Home Group can help bring it to life. Contact us at 717-284-4090 to get started on your dream custom home!