Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:45:17 PM
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.
The degree of decoration on a Victorian fireplace mantel revealed social class and the social importance of a room. In working-class houses the fireplace was plain, but the over-mantle was very ornamental and made of wood, which was stained or painted. The industrious middle classes were able to mass-produce designs that would have only been previously available to the wealthy, and thus they had impressive fireplaces in the drawing and dining rooms - fireplaces presented in other rooms too, such as bedrooms, but these were on a much smaller scale. The wealthy were lucky enough to be able to choose any decorated designs that appealed to them.
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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