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Stone Fireplace Design

March 19, 2012_ in Architecture . 0 Comments.

A gothic overmantle fireplace we designed.

Carved Stone Creations specializes in custom architectural stone, not “one-size-fits-all” catalog shopping. We take your concept from photos, line drawings, and sketches – then combine your stone fireplace design with actual firebox dimensions and your floor plan. This results in stone fireplace designs that are uniquely yours and designed to fit your home.

A contemporary Travertine fireplace surround for a gas fireplace.

From the truly massive in scale to simple traditional or contemporary designs, Carved Stone Creations is the source for custom natural stone fireplace design. A natural stone fireplace will add beauty, elegance, warmth, and value to your home. A fireplace is a natural focal point for a room due to the fantastic carving details, elegant stone, contrast in materials, and period design influence it offers. Our skilled artisan sculptors use a blend of modern and traditional carving techniques to hand carve virtually any design you desire in from natural stone. They carve details such as lions, figures, columns, family crests, floral motifs, scrollwork, corbels, fluting, mantels, etc with intricate detail. We can design any style of fireplace you desire including Renaissance, French Country, Victorian, Baroque, rustic stone, contemporary, modern, etc. The choice is up to you! If you are looking for some inspiration take a look at our Fireplace Ideas Gallery The slide show below features just a sample of the many fireplaces we have designed and installed for clients. Note: This slide show is best viewed in full screen mode. Click the directional arrow button in the right corner to toggle full screen mode.

Stone Fireplace Designs

A natural stone fireplace is a wonderful way to enhance the aesthetic of your home and even your lifestyle. Enjoying the warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter night is a true delight. Fireplaces also change the mood and the purpose of a room. They recall times before the advent of TV, the internet, and other modern distractions that divide our attention. In olden times fireplaces were the central gathering place of the home where families would spend time together reading, telling stories, playing games, etc. and where parties and other social events were held.

A fireplace can help to rekindle that sense of fellowship and socializing. We can work with any type of fire box or fireplace insert whether it’s wood burning, gas, or electric. All we need is the specifications for your fire box or insert to build around. Flush fitment inserts or wood burning fireplaces with larger masonry chimney structures are no problem either. We can design your fireplace to wrap around a wall bump out. We utilize 3D Modeling and Engineering software to design and virtually assemble our fireplace designs insure that your fireplace will fit your home exactly as it should and not create any surprise issues during installation. Learn more about our 3D Design process Here.

If you are considering a custom fireplace for your home please keep in mind that any fireplace design will have to account for the weight of the fireplace and the appropriate load bearing support structure in your home. Natural stone fireplaces can weigh from hundreds to thousands of pounds. We design our fireplaces using weight saving measures, but the home itself still needs to be able to support the weight. If you’re looking for something truly magnificent in scale, we can create a framework structure that will save weight but give you the visual impact you’re looking for. Often times we incorporate internal structural supports like modern metal wall studs and sheetrock to fill out space between the actual firebox and the desired foot print of the fireplace, or to frame out a large overmantle hood.

There’s no need to use a heavy thick stone slab when we can frame out a structure to fill the space and use thinner weight and cost saving stone cladding to give the impression of the mass you are looking for. Besides the traditional fireplace surround and mantel, we can also design overmantles with a wide variety of purposes. Overmantles can add a strong visual vertical element that ties in the design from floor to ceiling and they can be used to integrate additional features above your fireplace like a contrasting tile mosaic, or a space designed to fit a mirror, artwork, or a flat screen TV.

Whatever style, size, features, or material you are looking for, Carved Stone Creations can make it a reality. Ready to get started? Take a look at this article about planning out your fireplace design and contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Note: Please allow for up to 16 weeks of production time for a custom fireplace surround Carved Stone Creations is located in Kaukauna, WI and we are a reasonable drive away from many Midwest metro areas including Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City, Davenport, Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.

Visit our showroom to see first hand what we can design for you. Our convenient centralized location also means we can bring all of the tools and heavy equipment we need to tackle any installation job. In addition to natural stone fireplaces we design and install many other types of architectural stonework including staircases, fountains, exterior stone veneer, window and door surrounds, fountains, statues, and much more! Outside of the Midwest? We can install there too. We have done work from New York to Florida to California as well.

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