Choosing a Fireplace
Design Tips for your New Custom Home
If you're thinking about a new custom home, chances are fairly good that you'll be including at least one fireplace.
But what type of fireplace do you have in mind? Here are a few basic ideas to get you started.
Fireplace Idea #1: Simple and Elegant Gas Fireplace
In most cases, you'll start with an elegant, simple fireplace design.
This gas fireplace is set off with a black slate surround with matching hearth, and a custom, site-built mantlepiece.
Fireplace Idea #2: Fireplace with Mosaic Tile Surround
For old world sophistication, consider a mosaic tile.
This type of fireplace surround is more labor intensive, but well worth a little additional cost.
In this example, a mini-mosaic was used, with a fabulous mixture of dark and light textures.
The site-built mantle and surround includes an entertainment niche with decorative columns.
Fireplace Idea #3: 42" Fireplace with Raised Hearth and Framed TV Area
The fireplace is often the focal point of the room, and an oversized fireplace can make a vaulted room even more cozy.
Here, a raised hearth and intergrated, completely trimmed tv area make this fireplace a masterpiece.
Fireplace Idea #4 - Full Height Stone Surround
There's nothing quite like a stone fireplace surround for a special look.
Whether you're aiming for a rustic lodge or a classic, timeless feel, stone is an excellent choice.
Here, note the stone hearth, matching stone mantlepiece, and keystone accent over the fireplace. And stone doesn't mean the tv has to move - ask about having your tv support installed ahead of time.
Choosing a Fireplace for your New Custom Home
Your fireplace, surround and mantle can reflect your own personality across a variety of different budgets. Ask your builder for ideas that will work best for your new custom home!
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