The trend of building outdoor fire pits and fireplaces is catching on at a fast pace. This outdoor entertaining area has the fireplace as its main feature made of beautiful natural stone. If you want to add a fireplace to a room and you don’t want to lose space in a room on the second floor to a chimney, you might want to consider installing a direct-vent gas fireplace.
If you are building a home and you are considering a brickish style then you should consider also using stone mantels because these mantels will surely add an everlasting beauty to your home. More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes.
Custom made glass doors are being prepared for all types of fireplaces, especially the masonry and factory built types. A fireplace that is made from brick can be painted whether it is in its raw brick form, or even if someone has already painted it another color.
Mantels can usually be ordered in your choice of wood (suitable for painting, like Poplar or Birch,) or if you prefer to see the natural beauty of wood grain, you can get many mantels in furniture grade Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, or Oak woods. These will cost far less than a custom-designed fireplace and mantel built on-site.
You can find limestone hearths as well as hearths made from granite and tile if you choose. There is also the occasional fireplace design idea that does not incorporate a hearth at all. I’ve enlarged the floor to 8â€² 6â€³ wide and insulated the short walls with fiberglass and foil foamboard insulation.