How To Start Designing Your Custom Fireplace

Have you decided to add a fireplace to your home? Fireplaces add a focal point to any room. Stone is one of the most versatile materials available, so stone fireplaces can take on any look you can imagine. Our stone fireplaces are hand carved by an artisan for a one-of-a-kind design. With all of the possibilities, the design process can be overwhelming. We can help you along the way with our guidance and expertise. Are you ready to get started? 

Custom stone fireplace

The best way to start designing is to look for inspiration to help you hone in on your style. The Internet is a great resource to find inspiration. Check out sites like Pinterest and Houzz for home- and design-specific ideas. 

We also welcome you to visit our showroom. We have incorporated many stone elements into the building’s design to help you get inspired. 

While viewing inspirational photos, it is important to remember the style of your home and to choose a fireplace that complements it. 

Custom stone fireplace

After you have a style chosen, you should finalize your budget. The budget you set will determine what types of stone you can afford for your fireplace design. Some popular fireplace stone types are travertine, marble, limestone, sandstone and granite. The stone type and variety you choose for your fireplace also affects the delivery time. Certain stone types are more readily available than others, allowing the fireplace to be completed faster. We can help you choose the best stone for your fireplace to fit in your budget and time restraints.   

Next, pull from your inspiration photos to choose what elements you would like to incorporate in your design. Our artisans are experts in carving intricate details into the stone. They can also add columns or an overmantel to your design. Choose one element or a few – the options are endless! 

Once you have chosen the stone type and design elements you like best, let us know the planned size of your firebox opening and how tall and wide you would like the overall carved stone surround – in addition to the mantel shelf depth.  From that information we can typically get a very accurate cost estimate for you. 

After the major design elements, color and price are determined you will receive a detailed sales order to proceed with the work as described. Upon order confirmation and down-payment, we  begin creating a 3-D design mockup of your custom fireplace surround. Our 3-D modeling software will bring your ideas to life. Once the 3-D design is completed and shop drawings are approved, our artisans begin creating your dream fireplace.

Twisted columns fireplace

Contact us to start designing your dream fireplace today