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Fireplace Design Ideas for Your New Custom Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 @ 06:03 AM

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 FireplaceFireplace Design Ideas | NC Custom Home Builders | Raleigh New Homes

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

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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

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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

Idea #3: 42" Fireplace with Raised Hearth and Framed TV Area


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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