Gilda Napolitano. Fireplace. February 09th , 2018.
When we moved into our new house there was a long list of work that needed be done in terms of updating and remodeling, but nothing stood out more than that ugly pink fireplace dominating the middle of our living room. It was one of our first projects and our neighbors were amazed at the difference it made in the way our house felt when you walked through the door. Since that time there have been many more fireplace remodels in our neighborhood. You can spend anywhere from $100 to $20,000 updating your fireplace, so it is best to consider both your budget and your goals.
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.
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.
A rock fireplace design promotes a classic feel to any interior or exterior space. It shows off as strong and lasting which means it can very well serve as a focal point for your overall interior design theme. Rock fireplace designs can make use of the rock material in creating the surround either just focusing on the opening frame or it can extend upwards even reaching the ceiling. For this type of fireplace, it‘s best to use the rock‘s natural color. Possible choices here are to utilize only one color or mix different shades of the rock material. As rocks are quite similar to the stone, they come in various colors such as grey, limestone and light orange or the brick shade.
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