100 years ago some form of fire, usually a large cooking fireplace with stove above was commonplace in the kitchen.
These days, a fireplace in or near a kitchen, while not necessarily a luxury, is not terribly common… but is growing in popularity as open concept living is implemented in more and more homes.
With an open concept layout, often the adjacent living or family room has a fireplace which when done well, is also in clear view from the kitchen.
At the end of the day, a fireplace in any room adds a nice aesthetic touch and if heat-emitting can warm up the space.
Below is our photo gallery featuring kitchen designs that have a kitchen either directly in the kitchen space or within view as a result of the open concept living space.
Kitchen with a black breakfast island illuminated by a dome pendant and recessed ceiling lights. It has stone flooring and a brick fireplace that sits next to the double wall oven.
Modern kitchen with white cabinetry beautifully contrasted with a dark wood island bar lined with chrome stools. It includes a bright orange curve chair surrounding a light wood dining table topped with a plant.
Glass dome pendants illuminate this kitchen offering a two-tier kitchen island and natural stone brick fireplace lined with a wooden mantel.
Farmhouse kitchen with limestone flooring and white ceiling mounted with recessed lighting and a hanging pot rack suspended over the kitchen island with attached cow print dining set.
Wrought iron pendants hang over the two-tier breakfast island fitted with storage and double column wine rack in this kitchen with wood beam ceiling and light wood plank flooring. It has a stone brick fireplace fixed in between black cabinetry.
A pair of pendant lights illuminate this kitchen showcasing beige cabinetry and a blue kitchen island across the red brick fireplace framed with white mantel.
Contemporary kitchen boasts a black freestanding fireplace with wood storage. It includes a white dining set lighted by a pair of globe pendants that hung from the vaulted ceiling.
Cozy eat-in kitchen with wide wood plank flooring and cathedral ceiling with exposed wood beams. It includes a double-sided fireplace that faces the white kitchen island with marble countertop and black round back chairs.
Modern kitchen offers sleek white cabinetry and a breakfast island fitted with a single column wine rack illuminated by various styled pendant lights.
Sleek kitchen with glass windows and a skylight fitted on the white ceiling. It has white and dark wood counters along with a fireplace at the far end fixed on the concrete pillar.
A closeup look at the modern fireplace in this magnificent kitchen featuring a wooden peninsula paired with glass modern chairs.
Bright kitchen showcases a gray U-shaped kitchen island lined with a wooden eating counter and fitted with a sink and cooktop. It includes a double wall oven in between white fridge and cabinetry.
White kitchen with beadboard cabinetry and double breakfast island fitted with a sink and built-in storage. It has a black fireplace next to the open shelving filled with dinnerware and firewood.
A dine-in kitchen boasts a metal pot rack that hung over a light wood kitchen island topped with a wooden bowl. It includes classy dining set by the fireplace illuminated by an elegant chandelier.
Gorgeous white kitchen decorated with an interesting wall art mounted above the white fireplace. It has a round ottoman and a wooden kitchen island with built-in wine rack across the window seat nook.
Southwestern kitchen illuminated by ornate wrought iron pendants that hung from the wood beam ceiling. It has a wooden breakfast island topped with a marble counter and built-in cooktop.
This kitchen offers a terracotta flooring and wood beam ceiling along with a kiva fireplace in the corner next to the glass door. It includes a round wooden dining set lighted by a vintage chandelier.
Farmhouse kitchen features a dining space and fireplace with a seating area. It has a distressed white kitchen island topped with a black granite counter and fitted with an oven and white vessel sink.
An open kitchen with a wooden two-tier breakfast island and white fireplace with leather seating. It includes a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and panoramic windows overlooking a spectacular hills view.
A candle chandelier illuminates this kitchen showcasing a wooden dining set that sits next to the red brick fireplace fixed beside the rustic wooden door.
Well-lit kitchen boasts a modern fireplace that’s fitted with built-in shelves facing the island bar with wine fridge and sink illuminated by lovely pendant lights.
U-shaped kitchen features floating shelves and dark wood cupboards topped with white quartz counter. It also has an open fireplace fixed to the gray brick wall.
A dine-in kitchen with a stone brick fireplace lined with a mantel that’s topped with decorative ceramic plates. It has checkered flooring and wood beam ceiling with a hanging pendant light.
Luxury kitchen illuminated by a pair of vintage pendants that hung from the coffered ceiling. It has a modern fireplace and rich hardwood flooring topped with a striped multi-colored kitchen runner.
White gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook by the window. It includes a red brick fireplace and an island bar topped with black granite counter and lighted by chrome pendants.
This kitchen features an arched fireplace with firewood storage underneath. It includes wooden cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.
Warm kitchen showcases dark wood cabinetry along with two-tier breakfast counter and a kitchen island that sits next to the stone fireplace. It is lighted by lovely pendants that hung from the curved brick ceiling.
A cylindrical vent hood stands over the black and white kitchen island complementing with the cabinetry in this modern kitchen with light hardwood flooring.
This kitchen offers a modern fireplace facing the dining counter attached to the kitchen island with stainless steel countertop. It is illuminated by glass and white pendants that hung from the wood beam ceiling.
White bar stools sit at the blue breakfast island in this kitchen showcasing white cupboards and floating shelves with a fireplace in the middle.
Marvelous kitchen with a contemporary fireplace next to the light wood cabinetry that complements with the hardwood flooring.
Cozy kitchen boasts an arched fireplace fitted to the wooden cabinet matching with the kitchen island. It includes a glass top dining table paired with round back wicker chairs that sit on a woven rug.
Sleek kitchen filled with a combination of matte gray and white high gloss cabinetry. It has a central kitchen island with attached eating counter surrounded with modern chairs.
Traditional kitchen features white cabinet and breakfast island topped with a wooden counter and modern cooktop. It has a wall oven and fireplace fixed to the brick wall.
Our recent galleries including this one will continually update with more kitchens that include a fireplace as new images are added to the site, so be sure to check back regularly if you’re looking for ideas about types of fireplaces that work in various kitchen styles.
One of my favorite fireplace/kitchen combos
Actually, this is one of my favorite fireplace concepts and that is the see-through fireplace that has glass to see the fire on two sides. You can then view the fireplace from the kitchen and an adjacent room whether a dining room or living/family room.
This is particularly awesome with ribbon style fireplaces which are embedded into the wall. It’s often referred to as a modern style fireplace; they are sleek and wide.
Our Epic Fireplace Buying Guide
While it’s easy deciding whether you want a fireplace in your kitchen or not, what’s even more difficult is if you want a fireplace in or adjacent to your kitchen, is choosing a fireplace. The options, styles, sizes, materials, and designs are endless.
To that end, we researched and published an extensive fireplace buying guide here.
Is the space it takes up worth it?
Let’s face it, space is at a premium in most kitchens. Do you want to give up cabinet/storage/countertop space for a fireplace? Most people don’t want to and I totally get it. However, if you’re in a position where adding some extra space for a fireplace in your kitchen, it can be a really nice tough design-wise.
That said, I wouldn’t compromise important functional space for a fireplace; you really need extra space that you won’t miss.