Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 21st, 2018 - 10:21:15
The fireplace has been the most prominent architectural element in the home for centuries. It can be designed in just about any configuration using a world of materials. From the height of the firebox opening to the shape of the hearth to incorporating mantels and lighting the most distinctive detail remains what we choose to cover it with. Take a look at some of the most popular materials that designers are using.
Finished steel. This example shown here is described as having a blued finish. This is not paint but an actual finish process. It’s a great-looking detail for a modern or transitional space. $5.000 to $8.000 for raw materials custom fabrication finishing and installation.
Putting a television and fireplace on the same wall requires a delicate balance. These two focal points need a precise plan for them to feel warm and welcoming instead of out of balance or out of scale. Be careful to consider the size of each when figuring out which layout works best for your home. Whether you choose to have them over and under or side by side some of these winning fireplace and television combinations could help you find a truly harmonious look.
River rock. A naturally round stone that comes in various palettes river rock is available in many sizes even up to 15 inches. River rock is textural and neutral and fits with traditional and rustic styles. $4.000 to $7.000 for materials and installation.
Wood. Floor-to-ceiling millwork in a coffered design surrounds this fireplace in true classic style updated with a trendy hue of gray. Placing a decorative layer of stone around the firebox opening as well as on the hearth breaks up all the vertical and horizontal lines of the wood moldings.
Poured-in-place concrete. Another great selection for a modern style this concrete fireplace was poured in place. It’s a great-looking choice but definitely one for a specialist to install. Ask your contractor about concrete specialists who can provide examples and pricing for your consideration. $7.000 to $10.000 for raw materials custom fabrication and installation.