Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 01:39:39 AM
But what if you want a campfire to be a part of your outdoor living room? Well, this is where things get interesting. While you can build a campfire near your outdoor furniture, this can be messy and unruly at times, as anyone who has gone camping before can testify to. One option you have is buying a fire pit and loading up logs in that, however fire pits tend to waft heat in 360 degrees, and upwards. This is naturally not very advantageous if you want to provide some form of heat to your outdoor living room.
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.
The late Victorian age brought a mixture of styles. In direct contrast to the Georgian, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, the Victorian era avoided sameness and had a richness that appealed to all. It was customary to decorate mantels with plush velvet pelmets; over-mantels had many shelves and brackets and sometimes the whole mantelpiece was backed with a mirror - plate glass became fashionable around this time. The late Victorians particularly loved Jacobean architecture, with its rich profusion of Renaissance and medieval motifs.
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