Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:36:10 PM
To be real creative and to show your inspiration you can even place your fireplace right in the middle of the room. You can make an island that is similar to a kitchen island, then put a marble or granite top on it and decorate that space as well. Just do not forget that you must be sure that your fireplace is well suited for this idea. Fireplaces have been built to suit just about any need and just about any location in the home.
The late Victorian age brought a mixture of styles. In direct contrast to the Georgian, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, the Victorian era avoided sameness and had a richness that appealed to all. It was customary to decorate mantels with plush velvet pelmets; over-mantels had many shelves and brackets and sometimes the whole mantelpiece was backed with a mirror - plate glass became fashionable around this time. The late Victorians particularly loved Jacobean architecture, with its rich profusion of Renaissance and medieval motifs.
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.
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