The growing interest in hearth culture has given rise to a wider array of room applications, even multiple hearths throughout a home. However, there was a time when gas fireplace requirements limited floorplan creativity. The good news is, many of those constraints—notably venting—have largely been mitigated by advances in hearth science.

These layout expansion strategies allow designers to think even more broadly about gas fireplace placement. As this paper shows, some may be unexpected. This report explores five notable floorplan hacks. Each has been vetted across thousands of residential and commercial applications and independent testing labs.