13 Jul Accent Your Fireplace with a Custom Fireplace Surround
A fireplace can be the centerpiece of a room or even of your home. Whether you are remodeling an old fireplace or starting from scratch, there are many new design ideas that can give you the inspiration you are looking for to create a personal and unique design and to perfectly accent your home.
The design experts at Better Homes & Gardens explain, “A fireplace is a beautiful addition to any home, but with so many fireplace designs to choose from, finding the right style might be a bit of a challenge. A monochromatic theme creates a calm peaceful feeling. Tile offers a completely custom look that can blend with the background or create a brilliant focus. Straight lines, curves, carvings and rustic wood offer other unique alternatives – so mix and match as you please.”
Following are some exciting ideas for a brand new fireplace design or for a much needed update on an existing fireplace. The beauty of these fireplace design ideas is that you can find one or more as inspiration; then combine the elements that appeal to you to create your own look.
Stone is one of the most popular elements for fireplace design right now. Using either natural stone or manufactured stone veneer, there are so many options today that make it more affordable to get an attractive stone fireplace. Stone veneer is lighter than regular stone and looks just like natural stone, yet real stone, tile and brick are still popular options. The most popular types of fireplace stone include limestone, granite, marble, slate and travertine. Custom wooden bookcases and shelving around a fireplace offer a distinguished and sophisticated setting for any room.
The mantel above a fireplace is designed for function and décor. It can be used to display decorative items and of course hang those Christmas stockings during the holidays. Today, the mantel has become much more of a decorative item – totally enhancing the look of a fireplace. Options include reclaimed wood, brick, natural stone, concrete, welded metal, plaster and more. A mantel can be custom created for any fireplace so that it fits the unique décor of your home.
The designers at Better Homes & Gardens explain, “Fireplace hearths are wonderfully adaptive elements in a room. They are often focal points for a space, providing color, texture, or pattern that helps to cement a design aesthetic. They’re practical, too, helping to supply a buffer to the heat-generating fireplace.” Natural stone, brick, cement, or stone slabs are all used for fireplace hearths because they are decorative, durable and fireproof. They are also adaptable when it comes to design: light or darker materials and even color accents can be used to match surrounding elements in a room.
Whatever type of fireplace design you are looking for, the experts at North Shore Kitchens Inc. can assist you. They will work closely with you to design a unique and beautiful fireplace that will accent your home.
If you are interested in a brand new fireplace or updating an existing fireplace in your home, contact the professionals at North Shore Kitchens, Inc. They are true craftsmen and experts in the industry and they have been serving the Long Island community for over 40 years. Give them a call at 631-673-7575 to start planning your redesign today.