Heat up Your Home With A Beautiful Fireplace Olive Branch MS
Out door fireplaces , fire pits , retaining walls , patio's , New home construction
Heat up Your Home With A Beautiful Fireplace
Mood is created by the entire package: the mantel, trim and, of course, the fireplace surround.
Fireplaces, especially wood-burning units, are often the heart of interior home design. Inevitably, the warm crackle of the fire becomes the focal point of social and family gatherings. On holidays, gifts are opened at the foot of the fire. Somehow fires invoke family memories and reminiscences otherwise forgotten. Yet this uncanny ability to inspire friends and family is not simply a result of the dancing flames. Mood is created by the entire package: the mantel, trim and, of course, the fireplace surround.
All of these aspects work together to build that soothing and peaceful environment, and not just for gatherings, but for homeowners who want a place to relax and warm their toes every evening. Despite the current focus on creating a fireplace surround, it is important to ensure that the surround complements the mantel , trim, and overall aesthetic of the home.
In creating a fireplace surround, there are a few initial factors that should be considered. First, determine in what capacity the fireplace will be used. Will it be relegated to special occasions or on a daily basis to provide heat? If on a daily basis, maintenance must be considered for wood-burning fireplaces.
Budget is also an important factor. Large, natural stone surrounds can get very expensive. S
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine