Fireplace. Monday , January 22nd , 2018 - 03:43:49 AM
The important thing to remember when refacing a fireplace is to understand your local code. Combustible materials such as wood mantels and paneling must be kept a certain distance from the firebox (generally 6 inches or more). The building code also limits how far these materials project from the face of the fireplace, how large the hearth extension must be, and so on. Codes vary around the country - it is important to evaluate your project relative to the codes enforced in your area.
A fireplace can be the centerpiece of a room, breathing personality and life into an otherwise ordinary room. It draws families together for warmth, conversation, and entertainment. But fireplace mantels - more than the fireplace itself - reflect the home owner‘s unique personality and create a focal point for an entire room. The style and material of fireplace mantels - as well as the way in which they are decorated - tell a story about the homeowner and their very specific tastes. But more than anything, a mantel should be integrated into the overall design and theme of the home.
With proper measurements in hand, visit a local home improvement store where you can find a variety of materials with which to create a beautiful mantel. Be creative in your design; you can include a number of beautiful embellishments to infuse your own style into the piece. Of course, in addition to the design and hanging of fireplace mantels comes the decorating of them. Choose wisely what you plan to display on your mantel as it will further reflect your style and personality.
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