Tips for Designing the Perfect Fireplace

Designing a fireplace can be a monumental task.  After all, there are so many styles, colors and materials to choose from.  How do you make sure choose the right design for your home?  By keeping these tips in mind you will be one step closer to the perfect stone fireplace. 

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Compliment Your Home

Make sure that whatever you choose for your fireplace flows with the current look and feel of your home.  Naturally, you want your fireplace to draw positive attention.  However, it shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb.  For example, if your home décor is minimalistic with straight lines, then an ornate and detailed fireplace would seem out of place.

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Size Matters

Not only will the size make a visual impact, but it also matters functionally.  A large fireplace will heat a small space very quickly.  Of course you would want to stay warm during the cold winter, but make sure you won’t roast yourself out of the house.

Natural Stone Fireplace

Be Creative

Large marble fireplaces are definitely breathtaking, but don’t be discouraged if it is not in your budget.  Extravagant fireplaces are not only made of marble; there’s a large assortment of stone types to choose from.  Pick the stone that fits your space and your budget.  

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Seek Professional Advice

Many have a vision of how they want their fireplace to look, but struggle making it tangible.  If you are experiencing this problem, enlist in the help of a professional for design tips.  They can also sketch your stone fireplace design for you.  By consulting a professional, you can be sure that the size and design will be a perfect match for your home.

To see more stunning fireplace designs, visit our ideas gallery.