Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018 - 12:31:03
With fireplace season upon us, you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style, cost and installation are a few of the considerations you’ll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
Sometimes the best way to deal with these two focal points is to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at the same time. Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design like the one shown here, you also could carry over all three shelves to create a triple mantel.
Think beyond straight lines and boxes. This open fire pit design allows for the chimney to do double duty as a large industrial sculpture.
Wood. Floor-to-ceiling millwork in a coffered design surrounds this fireplace in true classic style, updated with a trendy hue of gray. Placing a decorative layer of stone around the firebox opening as well as on the hearth breaks up all the vertical and horizontal lines of the wood moldings.
Tile. Is there anything more serene than a fireplace at the foot of the tub? Glass tile in a camel color transports this fireplace to a transitional style. The niche above the fireplace serves as a great place for vignettes, photos and other accessories for ambience.
The fireplace has been the most prominent architectural element in the home for centuries. It can be designed in just about any configuration using a world of materials. From the height of the firebox opening, to the shape of the hearth, to incorporating mantels and lighting, the most distinctive detail remains what we choose to cover it with. Take a look at some of the most popular materials that designers are using.