Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:47:34 PM
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.
Similarly, electric fireplaces offer ease of installation, ease of use, and a variety of design options. But also like gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces do not provide a real wood burning fire. Another question that needs to be asked is where in your home do you want to position your fireplace? The best placement is near an outside wall with ample room for framing of a chimney chase to house the unit and venting components. For installation in Canada, the chase would need to be insulated, vapour barriered, and drywalled in order to meet building code requirements. Each fireplace comes with an installation manual that details the framing and installation requirements. Typically, a fireplace installer would require that the chase be framed and prepped prior to the installation of the fireplace.
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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