Recently I was discussing the possibility of a two sided fireplace with a client. I have seen them in some homes where one side is the dining room and the other is in the family room but we were toying around with another idea. Why not have a fireplace you can enjoy from inside a family room and then as well on a back patio? It is a great way to add warmth and beauty to two spaces—with one fireplace. What a fabulous way to enjoy the fire all year long, and from either side. Now of course you would need the right type of home layout but what a wonderful way to add visual interest, inside and out!