Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:48:59 PM
For those companies who operate online, you need only supply them with proper measurements and a decorative guideline. Often, they will even have a gallery of styles from which you can choose so as to best meet your needs. However, for those ambitious do-it-yourselfers who wish to design and build their own mantels it is possible to create a beautiful and unique piece with which to complement the fireplace and the room as a whole.
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.
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.
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