Scolastica Siciliani Fireplace, 2018-01-23 01:47:26. 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.
Lodovica Padovano Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:37:33. Nothing beats the crackle and smell of a real wood fire! Wood burning fireplaces do come at a cost however and are typically your most expensive fireplace option. As well as being costly, wood burning fireplaces are more labour intensive than either a gas burning or electric unit. There is a necessity to split and store fuel wood. The fireplace needs to be cleaned on a regular basis as does the chimney to ensure that creosote does not build up. There are a number of options available for wood burning fireplaces that include different door and facing configurations, blower configurations, and efficiency choices.
Scolastica Siciliani Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:31:09. 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.
Valeria Fiorentino Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:40:08. 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.
Roberta Trentino Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:29:58. 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.
Gilda Napolitano Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:37:42. Styles in gas fireplace design options that are offered to homeowners that can add an unbelievable amount of style and class to any home, and this is not to mention the fact that they will also increase the value of your home, as well as saves you a large amount of money on your monthly heating costs. It does not matter the particular effects you would like to achieve with styles in décor and color schemes, there are numerous choices you will be able to choose from that can add a great deal of beauty to any that you may choose. In fact, you will find that a fireplace can ultimately change the entire look of your room; especially in those rooms you have thought to be boring and drab!
Gilda Napolitano Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:33:15. Wood burning fireplaces are either listed as high efficiency, mid efficiency, and low efficiency. High efficiency units typically are meant to be burnt with the door closed and sealed. They have very low emissions which means that most of the fuel particulates are burnt and converted to flue gases. Mid efficiency fireplaces are designed more for the consumer that wants to enjoy viewing a larger fire and still maintain some of the efficiency features that wood burning offers. Typically, they can be burnt with the door open or closed and have a much larger firebox. Low efficiency units typically do not have a door that seals when the unit is burning and are strictly meant as an aesthetic addition to your home. While they do provide heat, most of the heat produced escapes up your chimney. This does however allow for a huge firebox and a great viewing area.
Isotta Milani Fireplace, 2018-02-07 01:34:36. There are numerous quality materials that a gas fireplace design can offer. If you are the type of person that would like to achieve a look that offers the utmost in elegance and luxury, then perhaps you would enjoy some of the amazing designs that are available in marble fireplaces. It is truly amazing the amounts of character that can be added to a room with the unique grains and designs that are featured in a beautiful piece of marble. Or perhaps the rest of your home is designed in natural stone, and this is the specific type of material you are looking for in a fireplace. Other fabulous designs are also offered in brick, limestone and a variety of different metals that can be fabricated in uniquely crafted design choices.
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