Nunzia Beneventi. Fireplace. February 10th , 2018.
Are you planning upon a remodel that includes a fireplace? Below we‘ll outline the questions you‘ll need to ask and the steps you‘ll need to take to ensure that your renovation flows smoothly and that you‘ll have a beautiful fireplace to enjoy when your reno is complete. What type of fireplace do you want? The three most common fuel types that you‘ll find on the market today are wood burning, gas burning, and electric fireplaces. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks. Wood burning fireplaces offer all the tradition and comfort of a real fire and are the best solution if you are looking for a primary or supplemental heat source for your home.
The Victorian era was often referred to as The Battle of the Styles, due to the popularity of the many decorative designs from previous eras. Depending on a family‘s status, the Victorian fireplace mantel was made from slate, marble, wood or stone. The early and mid-Victorian period preferred the Gothic and Elizabethan styles: the Gothic was associated with the true Christian principles of morality, honesty and purity and the Elizabethan era invoked nostalgia for a chivalrous bygone age.
There are various options and features available to you according to your personal choices and budget. For instance, various features may include a home entertainment center, curio or television stand as well as book shelves, hidden storage compartments and bi-fold doors. These beautiful fireplace units offer remote control of such options as dimmer, temperature, audio and 3D visual effects.
Some mantels can be purchased as a single unit through home improvement or fireplace stores. But to really reflect the personality of the homeowner and create a unique and interesting design deserving of being the focal point of a room, it should be built to custom specifications. There are a variety of companies that specialize in building fireplace mantels by hand to the customer‘s exact specifications and material. Such companies will often come directly to your home to take measurements and establish the overall design of the room so as to best create something that works within the space.
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