Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:47:43 PM
It goes without saying that fireplaces have been a staple of civilization for centuries. Although fireplaces were at one time strictly used for heating buildings only, as we developed better heating technologies, they have become mostly a novelty. Due to the warm, inviting, and cozy nature of a fireplace strategically located in a house, people will instinctively gather around. In a way, a fireplace is a bit like a television-it can act as the centerpiece of a room if the circumstances are right.
Painting the fireplace Do you have a tight budget? A fireplace that is made from brick can be painted whether it is in its raw brick form, or even if someone has already painted it another color. If you like the overall look of the fireplace, then painting is a good option. There are many colors available the will tie in nicely to the other colors in your room. Be sure to use paint that can hold up to high temperatures. One vendor that sells products specifically for painting a fireplace is Brick-Anew. Painting was not an option for our fireplace, as the tile hearth was chipped and needed to be replaced or repaired and we were not happy with the overall look of the fireplace. Also, there are a lot of people (including us) who don‘t really like the look of painted brick.
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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