Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 01:34:20 AM
Regardless of the size of the project that you decide on, be sure to factor in any changes that you are planning to the living space. Are you planning on painting or getting new furniture? What is the style of your house and your existing furniture? Should the mantel be painted or are there other natural woods in the house that you would like to tie in with the fireplace? Tying the look of the fireplace into the style of your home makes it an elegant accent instead of oddity like our pink fireplace was before it was remodeled.
You can get your design ideas from just about anywhere. Take some time to wander through some home improvement store isles or let your fingers walk through a nice magazine. Inspiration can come from anywhere you look. A beautiful garden scape can even inspire the look. You just never know what will come up if you look at the things that surround you. You might even have a base decorative design for the room that you want your fireplace in, and you can design it to be complimentary to that design. Your imagination can come to life if you let it.
For instance, if you have an older home with a traditional fireplace, then a mantel made from natural wood or stone would be best suited to complement the fireplace. For a more contemporary home, a sleeker wood or laminate may best offset the beauty of the fireplace and make the type of statement befitting of your home. Most fireplace mantels are built alongside the fireplace when a new home is built. When a homeowner purchases a home and wishes to change the mantel, there are a number of ways in which to go about it.
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