Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. When ordering a mantel from Agee Woodworks, you may submit the measurements above or email a photo of your fireplace to Agee Woodworks so they can determine what areas need to be measured. On the other hand, modern fireplaces include gas and electric. The terracotta or ceramic tile style for that richly colorful Mediterranean style houses.
You might even consider combining metal with tiles or use metal tiles, adding stone and metal tiles together. This usually involves small, low fires that help cure paint and refractory materials used on gas and wood burning fireplaces. Let’s say that you have a room where your wall features or built-ins are taking up the space where a built-in fireplace should go. A corner fireplace design may be your only answer without doing major renovations.
The mantel includes decorative vertical trim that sits on the fireplace hearth and most often includes a mantel shelf. Your mantel and trim will affect the overall appearance of your fireplace far greater than anything else on your design. Ann Sacks luxor greyâ€ limestone tile and topo azulâ€ slab and a wood mantel painted in a similar grey give the fireplace a subtle presence in the room, toned down from the stark white it was previously.
It will be worth your time also to look at and consider tile and cultured or fabricated stone for your project. One of the things that make all stone fireplaces unique is that no two are alike. Don’t forget, stone also makes for a beautiful fireplace surround and in some cases even a mantel.
The use of authentic stone in any space provides a solid foundation to build a beautifulÂ and well rounded design. But after thinking about the big picture I have decided to add a honed black granite hearth to match the matte black fireplace surround. These days, you just have a lot more option for designing your fireplace mantel and fireplace surround.