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Five Popular Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh New Homes for Sale

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 @ 16:08 PM

Fireplace Mantels:

Browse popular fireplace wood and stained mantel designs, in Raleigh, NC custom homes.

Which fireplace styles stand out? Tell us which photos are your favorites, and we'll show you what it costs to build the perfect fireplace into your custom Stanton Home.

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale



Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs:

Mantels add the finishing touch to a fireplace - offering character and utility to the space. These stained wood mantels are paired with stone and brick surrounds.

Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel #1

Stone and wood complement one another on this custom gas fireplace. The wood mantel offers easy-to-reach display storage, with a bench style hearth below for seating.

Heat warms this great room with the flip of a switch.

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale

Click here to view a photo gallery of this home, a version of the Coquery Cottage.

 

Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel #2

Wall sconces help create a showcase area above the stained wood mantel. The mantel wood design mirrors the crown moulding along the ceiling of this great room.

A raised flagstone bench offers seating beside the wood-burning fire box. A mixture of stone shapes and styles gives dimenstion to this fireplace, making it feel large enough to fill the open concept space.

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale

Click here to view a photo gallery of this home, a version of the Bostwick.

 

Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel #3

Natural stained cedar is used in this indoor-outdoor fireplace design (with exterior siding running from floor to ceiling behind the fireplace).

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale

Click here to view a photo gallery of this home, a version of the Dinsmore.

Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel #4

This red brick fireplace - in a rustic-contemporary style custom home - features a natural wood mantel above the gas fireplace insert.

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale

Click here to view a photo gallery of this home, a version of the Worthington II.

 

Stained Wood Fireplace Mantel #5

This hand-crafted hardwood mantel was built on-site in this Apex, North Carolina custom home. Wall sconces add symmetry to the two-sided wrapping mantel.

Five Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs | Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale

Click here to view a photo gallery of this home, a version of the Bryson.

 

Looking for more fireplace ideas with stone, painted or other mantel styles? Click here to view  over 80 fireplace design idea photos on Houzz.



Raleigh Custom Homes for Sale:

A custom fireplace can serve as the focal point of any room - from the kitchen to the master suite - with a range of design features and functionalities crafted to suit your lifestyle.

Click here to contact Stanton Homes or call 919-278-8070 to talk about the custom home (and fireplace) you want to design and build.



 

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85 Fireplace Design Idea Photos | Custom Home Fireplace Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 @ 13:07 PM

Fireplace Design Ideas

Custom Home Fireplace Trends

A custom fireplace can serve as the focal point of any room - from the kitchen to the master suite - with a range of design features and functionalities crafted to suit your lifestyle.

See examples of fireplace designs, functions, styles and locations below. Or click here to view  over 80 fireplace design idea photos.

 

Fireplace designs for a cozy master bedroom

Master bedroom fireplace design #1: Three sided see through fireplace

This three-sided fireplace is located centrally in the master suite - between the bedroom and bathroom.

Fireplace in the Master Bedroom

Master bedroom fireplace design #2: Corner fireplace

Cozy up by this master bedroom fireplace, complete with flat screen TV placement above.

Master Bedroom Fireplaces

Fireplace designs to warm up a sun room in the winter

Sun room fireplace design #1: Tile surround fireplace

This sun room is designed as a year-round indoor/outdoor space, with a fireplace that will warm you up in the late fall and winter.

A sun room fireplace is a great location to draw in any outdoor design elements - such as matching the fireplace surround with the exterior stone walls.

85 Fireplace Design Idea Photos | Custom Home Fireplace Trends

Sun room fireplace design #2: See-through fireplace open to the great room

A two sided fireplace can help draw the sun room's light into the living room, creating a more open flow. 

 

85 Fireplace Design Idea Photos | Custom Home Fireplace Trends

 

Fireplace designs with built in bookcases and entertainment centers

Built in fireplace design #1: Flat screen TV with small bookcases

This living room designs offers ample built in storage, a flat screen TV set up, and wide open windows for natural light. 

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Built in fireplace design #2: Built in storage wall

Adding storage around your fireplace is simple - see an example of full walls of built in shelving with cabinets below.

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Built in fireplace design #3: Craftsman style built ins around the fireplace

If your fireplace is located on an exterior wall, you may want to combine larger built ins with windows above. Here is an example of a craftsman style fireplace set-up, with windows and a set of large bookcases.

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Two Story Fireplaces

Two story fireplace design #1: Fireplace with a stone bench

Craftsman touches punctuate this home, which boasts a full two story stone fireplace design complete with flagstone raised hearth.

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Two story fireplace design #2: Vaulted ceiling great room

If your great room or living room features a vaulted ceiling - rather than a two story ceiling - a full height fireplace can make an equally dramatic statement, especially if you increase the surround width. Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

If you love large fireplaces, but wish to build a one story home, consider adding even more width to your fireplace. Here is an example of a one story home with a full height fireplace and wrap-around raised hearth:

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Kitchens with a Fireplace

More Raleigh custom homes will consider fireplace positioning when creating the kitchen layout.

Whether you want a fireplace in your kitchen - or one in a direct line of sight from your sink - these fireplace photos will inspire you.

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

Outdoor Fireplaces

Take it outside, with a screen porch fireplace.  More new home buyers are making outdoor living spaces even more functional by adding a fireplace.

This screen porch fireplace features a custom wood herringbone design.

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

 

80+ Photos of Fireplace Designs

 

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14 Custom Fireplace Designs for 2014

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

Fourteen Photos of Fireplace Designs for 2014

 Light up your life with a fireplace that's warm and welcoming. These 14 custom fireplace designs for 2014 are a great place to start with ideas for your new custom home in Raleigh. 

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Connect your entertaining areas with a see-through, two-sided fireplace with tile surround and custom wainscoting design above.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Tuck it away, with a fresh, modern fireplace that's a custom built-in wall design.  This 40" RED (Rectangular European Design) fireplace blends beautifully.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Take it outside, with a screen porch fireplace with custom wood herringbone design.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Draw it upward, with a custom fireplace topped off with a two story wainscoting design

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Set it in stone, with a two story floor to ceiling stone surround for this fireplace.

 14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

 Make it the center of attention, with a two-sided stone fireplace with custom wood mantel.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Broaden it's influence, with a fireplace with a custom built-in storage design. 

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

 Set it in the tradition of a custom stone fireplace with an inviting facade.

 14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

 Go big and bold, with a floor to ceiling tile fireplace surround.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Tie it together, with a custom fireplace with tile surround that coordinates with the kitchen backsplash.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Reflect a natural look, with a ledge stone fireplace surround with hardwood mantel.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Make the most of outdoor living, with a two-sided exterior fireplace in courtyard patio.

 14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

 Play peek-a-boo, with a two-sided fireplace with riverstone surround.

14 Custom fireplace designs for 2014

Bring back an old-fashioned classic, with a fun wood-burning stove.

 

Create your own warm atmosphere, with a fireplace that makes a statement all about you. Talk to the Stanton Homes team and light a fire under your own special spaces.

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Raleigh New Home Fireplace Styles and Trends | Fireplace Ideas

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 @ 09:04 AM

Raleigh New Home Fireplace Styles and Trends

Fireplace Design Ideas

 

Thinking about building a new home in Raleigh New Home Fireplace Styles and Trends | Fireplace Ideas 2012central North Carolina? Chances are good your new home will have a fireplace as a focal point in the Family Room or Great Room. 

Even though fireplaces have decreased somewhat in popularity, more than half of today's new homes still include at least one fireplace.

Some Stanton Homes even include two or more fireplaces, in Great Rooms, Keeping Rooms, Living Rooms, and Master Suites.

There are a wide variety of custom fireplace options - and Stanton Homes can custom design/build something unique just for you. Browse photos below, to get ideas for your Fireplace design.


Your fireplace design (surround and mantle) can reflect your own personality throughout a variety of different budgets. Contact us about your ideas for your new custom home!

And remember, in the Raleigh area, check with your county restrictions before building - some counties have had restrictions on wood burning fireplaces due to air quality guidelines.

 

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New Home Trends | Fireplace Mantle and Surround Styles

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

Mantle and Surround Ideas for the Fireplace

New Home Fireplace Styles and Trends

Thinking about a new home?  Chances are good your new home will have a fireplace as a focal point in the Family Room or Great Room.

Fireplaces - Styles and Trends - Types of Fireplace Surrounds - New Home Trends

 

Even though fireplaces have decreased somewhat in popularity, more than half of today's new homes still include at least one fireplace.  

If you love a warm, cheery fireplace, choosing the surround can be very important!  There are a wide variety of custom possibilities available.

Fireplace Surrounds and Mantles -  Simply Classic

Here's a basic gas log fireplace with a marble tile surround and custom wood mantlepiece.

Above the fireplace, simplicity is key, with a cable outlet included for a flat screen tv.

Want to stay flexible?  Ask your builder to add a second cable outlet on another wall - the one above the fireplace can be covered with art work when the furniture is rearranged.

 

Fireplaces - Styles and Trends - Types of Fireplace Surrounds - New Home TrendsFireplace Surrounds and Mantles - Custom Built In Entertainment Center

This fireplace features a built in entertainment center with cubbies for electronics.  While this won't work for the largest of today's flat screen televisions, it will accomodate most moderate sized units.

The custom tile fireplace surround adds color and texture, with the contrasting light colored grout.

The mantle is extensive and roomy, with a secondary, accent ledge above the entertainment center. 

 

2012 Design Trends | Fireplace Surrounds and MantlesFireplace Surrounds and Mantles - Cherry Accents

The cherry wood inlay around the fireplace hearth gives a great color accent and really sets this corner fireplace apart.

The minimalist mantle blends perfectly with the extensive trimwork through the home.

 

 

Fireplaces - Styles and Trends - Types of Fireplace Surrounds - New Home TrendsFireplace Surrounds and Mantles - Luxury Television

Here's another fireplace surround option for that flat screen tv.  Note the power and cable outlets ready for hook up.

It's easy to include some crown moulding and other trimwork options to really set the fireplace/entertainment focal point apart.

Want to liven up the room a bit more?  Just choose a dark contrasting tile instead of light, or a warm accent trim color!

 

 

 

2012 Design Trends | Fireplace Surrounds and MantlesFireplace Surrounds and Mantles - Stone Fireplace

A stone fireplace can be a bit more costly, but nothing comes close to the look and feel of stone in your new home. 

Mantles can be constructed of natural wood, white painted wood to match interior trimwork, or even stone.

Cost depends on the type of stone, detailing involved, size of the surround, type of mantle, and size of the hearth.

All these mantles and surrounds can be suitable for both gas burning fireplaces or wood burning insert fireplaces.

In the Raleigh area, check with your county restrictions before building - some counties have had restrictions on wood burning fireplaces due to air quality guidelines.  

Fireplaces - Styles and Trends - Types of Fireplace Surrounds - New Home TrendsFireplace Surrounds - Wall Sconce Lighting

It's even possible to add a pair of wall sconce lights above the fireplace!  This type of accent lighting can be especially pleasing in a basement rec room or other room that doesn't have as much natural light. 

There are many different styles of sconce lighting. 

Raised stone hearths are a little less common these days, but can still be very appealing. 

  

 

 

Fireplace Trends and Styles - Mantles and Surrounds

 

Fireplace Surrounds - Trends and Styles in New Homes

This dark slate surround really "pops" against the solid hardwood floors and the bright trimwork and neutral paint.

The built in niche can have a variety of uses, from tv to art display.

 

Your fireplace surround and mantle can reflect your own personality throughout a variety of different budgets.  Contact us about your ideas for your new custom home! 

 

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*All photos copyright Stanton Homes.  Photos represent new home trends by a variety of home builders.

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Stone Surround Fireplace Ideas - NC Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 @ 06:10 AM

NC Custom Home Stone Fireplace Design Ideas

Fireplace Entertainment Options with Stone Accents

Here are some of the most popular stone fireplace entertainment center options, chosen by NC custom homebuyers.

 

1. Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace surround with built in cable hookups.

 Stone Fireplace Entertainment Center

This home features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace surround with accent lighting, custom stonework, and built in shelves on either side.

Accents include a stone mantle, stone hearth, and keystone above the fireplace.

The fireplace is cozy and welcoming, and can be enjoyed from the living room and kitchen/breakfast room (which are connected by a Stanton Homes Signature arched opening).

 

2. Extra wide floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace surround with full wall of built ins, cable hookup.

  Built in Fireplace and Bookcase

 

full wall of built in bookcases gives you plenty of storage space for DVDs, books, games, knicknacks, and artwork. 

Custom stonework, site finished hardwoods, and open space for entertaining (and relaxing) define this living room.

Again, this stone surround is accented by a matching stone mantle and hearth.

 

 

 

 

3. Below-mantle stone fireplace surround with raised hearth and stained wood mantle.

Custom Stone Fireplace Styles

 

Want to take an elegant, understated approach to your new home fireplace?

This fireplace includes a stone surround with stained wood mantle and raised stone hearth perfectly complement the light, airy feeling of this home - with lots of natural light and open spaces. 

 

 

 

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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

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

 

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

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

 

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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