Add a Fireplace and Transform a Space
When updating a room, one of the most dramatic changes you can make is to add a fireplace. Living in Ottawa—where we have months of cold, dreary weather—a fireplace can add charm, ambiance and provide additional heating during the chilly winter season. The look of the final design will be dependent on the type of fireplace installed, the fireplace surround and mantle choices.
Type of Fireplace
There are a number of different options for fireplaces, from electric or gas to a wood burning fireplace or stove. Depending on your needs and style, you can find a product that will add comfort and elevate the room’s overall design. There are also a number of styles for each type of fireplace that can complement your current aesthetic and create a focal point in the room.
The material for the fireplace surround can also drastically change the look and feel of a room. Many people opt to use brick or ceramic tiles when they add a fireplace. Others go for a high-end look with marble or granite. A rustic decor can be accomplished with shiplap or reclaimed barnwood. Just remember, it’s important that the material for the fireplace surround is safe to use with the type of fireplace installed.
When you add a fireplace to a room, you’ll have to make a decision about using a mantle. A modern design might use a floor-to-ceiling fireplace surround with no mantle, while a more traditional design might incorporate a floating wood mantle. It’s essential you think about both the design of the mantle and its functionality.
You can add a fireplace to a room and completely transform the overall design of the space. With the number of fireplace options, you’ll be able to find a product that fits your needs, budget and design aesthetic.
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