Rekindle the Charm of Your Fireplace

Limestone surround for fireplaceThe fireplace is the instant focal point of any room, and because it is such a defining element in the space, updating your fireplace can dramatically change the style of the entire room.  “If you have a rustic 1970’s fireplace in your family room, but the overall style of your home is more sleek and modern, it can make sense to make a change to the materials so that it’s a better fit with rest of the home,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant.   “It’s important to be sure that the materials that you select work well with the overall style of your home, since it is a change that will last for many years, it needs to be flexible with the trends in home décor and design.”Limestone fireplace mantle

When considering a fireplace update, there are three main areas to discuss:  the surround, the hearth and the mantel.  For the surround and the hearth, you’ll want to be sure that you select a material that is not flammable which makes tile, stone and brick natural choices.  The mantel is frequently made of wood, however these homeowners created a mantel out of stone, a unique and durable option, to fit the style of their vintage glam Master Bedroom.  “You can mix and match different tiles, stones and finishes for infinite opportunities to create a traditional, contemporary, rustic or transitional look,” notes Stephanie. “Whether you select marble, granite, limestone, glass, or brick for your fireplace surround and hearth, you can be certain that these long lasting and durable materials will be a beautiful feature in your home for years to come.”

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