Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 01:40:30 AM
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.
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.
There are numerous quality materials that a gas fireplace design can offer. If you are the type of person that would like to achieve a look that offers the utmost in elegance and luxury, then perhaps you would enjoy some of the amazing designs that are available in marble fireplaces. It is truly amazing the amounts of character that can be added to a room with the unique grains and designs that are featured in a beautiful piece of marble. Or perhaps the rest of your home is designed in natural stone, and this is the specific type of material you are looking for in a fireplace. Other fabulous designs are also offered in brick, limestone and a variety of different metals that can be fabricated in uniquely crafted design choices.
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