Five High Quality Materials To Use For A Modern Fireplace
When selecting materials for the surround on your fireplace, keep in mind that your options are many including slab, brick and wood, and industrial steel.
The fireplace in your home can be an aesthetic focal point of your family room, tying architectural elements together and adding dimension. It can be a comfortable place to sit and talk with guests or relax after a long day at work.
Transforming your fireplace into a modern design and giving it appealing comfort and noticeable quality is highly dependent on the materials you choose to use. While homeowners can choose between everything as extreme as concrete and as generic as brick, there are many other options as well. Here are five of the most high quality and beautiful materials to consider when selecting a material for your fireplace.
First, one may consider slab materials which boast clean cut lines and noticeable dimension. Large slabs of material including stone, wood, and marble can be cut into squares that are meticulously arranged to produce a compelling final product. For example, large slabs of walnut colored wood can frame a piece of flawless stone. Inside the stone square is a small cutout for the actual fire.
Second, many homeowners turn to the sophistication of marble for a variety of reasons. It is highly versatile with many patterns, colors, and textures to match and complement existing architecture within the home. The elegance of a simple marble background is enough to elevate the value and class of any modern living room.
Third, a relatively newer material is called ledgestone. While it almost takes on the look of marble, the carefully cut stone strips are arranged in a unique pattern to provide depth and modern style to the design of the fireplace. Currently, ledgestone wins the award for being the most popular material on the market. Interior designers generally suggest foregoing a hearth and mantel when using ledgestone to create an artistic impression. Often, the outcome appears as an illusion as the fire seems to be “floating” in the middle of the ledgestone surround.
Fourth, if you desire a more earthy and industrial feel in your home, steel surround can be an excellent route. High quality steel can be made to look riveted and worn to give the space a unique and minimalistic feel.
Fifth, a classic combination of brick and wood is always an excellent choice. The historical feel of a standard brick and wood combo can be put together in hundreds of different ways to create a unique surround that is entirely one-of-a-kind and complementary to your home.
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Justin is an experienced interior designer/decorator. You can find his thoughts at Tumblr blog.
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