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Essential Thoughts to Consider for Your Fireplace Design

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Essential Thoughts to Consider for Your Fireplace Design

Fireplaces can be a magnificent focal point of any room that they’re in. There’s just something about them that creates a cozy atmosphere, whether it’s modern, chic, rustic or elegant. It doesn’t just have to be a place holder for your fire, the entire area from the hearth to the mantle can make a statement that will set your heart aglow this season.

To assist you in your quest for that perfect look, we’ve come up with four essential questions to consider before having a fireplace installed or renovating your current one. You want to be informed with your project and we want you to have the best of the best that will truly heat up your design game. We’ve put together some hot looks that can serve as some inspiration for what you could be cuddling up to this holiday season.

Question #1

How would you describe the “look” of the fireplace that you want?

This can be a tough one if you don’t have a specific vision in mind. The good news is we can help provide you with some inspiration or answer any of your questions. Our friendly designers can point you in the direction of contemporary, cottage, country, rustic, modern, elegant, cozy, sleek, and everything in between.

An exciting option for you is our exclusive Laminam XL Porcelain line that will be new to our offerings for 2018. We think it would be a perfect fit for a fireplace surround. And if you’re leaning toward sophistication, then you may consider the idea of a boxed in design like this one.

Question #2

What’s Your Budget?

The answer to this question will help determine what type of material you will want to use for your fireplace surround. Keep in mind that we have the perfect materials to create the fireplace of your dreams, ranging from premium exotic choices to more cost conscious options. Something for everyone.

Question #3

Does the look fit my personality?

This is definitely something to consider when selecting the perfect design and material for your fireplace surround. As the focal point of the room, naturally you want it to not only make a statement, but also reflect you at the same time. One of the natural stones that have some unique properties and color schemes for this very purpose is quartzite.

Question #4

How durable do I want my fireplace to be?

Natural stone is some of mother earth’s hardest material. That being said, some stones serve better in some areas than others depending on what you’re looking for in a project. We’ve seen all types of stone used as a fire place surround so it really depends on what look you’re after, but many people consider kids, pets, and cleaning when it comes down to making their choice. Granite and quartzite are among the hardest natural stone candidates while travertine, marble and limestone are a bit more impressionable.

And don’t forget Laminam XL Porcelain if you want a brand new and unique surface solution, we see big things coming with this new line, wouldn’t you want to be one of the first to have it in your home or specified for your project?

When it comes down to it, these questions are simply a guide for you during this process and your unique style will really help steer you in the direction you ultimately want to go. Sometimes it’s difficult starting out with a blank slate but remember you’re not in it alone!

We have the best designers in the business and they love talking about your dreams and ideas with you one on one to create that perfect picture you see in your head. The pride of Unique Stone Concepts is our knowledgeable staff and our impressive selection. Come see us in the showroom and you’ll be cozied up to the fireplace of your dreams before you know it!

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