Fall is here which means it’s the perfect time of the year to focus on the fireplace! A fireplace is the best tool to use when combatting that chilly Autumn Pennsylvania air and the mantel provides a great place to put your fall and winter holiday decor on display. Get ready for the season by upgrading your fireplace with a natural stone look using these easy tips!
Choose a Natural Stone
The first step in giving your fireplace a new look with natural stone is choosing the right material that suits you. Natural stone is a great choice for a fireplace due to its unmatched durability. Also with the variety of natural stone options available, you can find a material that works well with any home design. Marble, granite, quartzite and onyx are all beautiful and durable materials that offer numerous advantages.
A natural stone fireplace can accentuate other stone finishes in your home.
Design tip: choose the same stone as your kitchen countertop material to provide a cohesive atmosphere especially if the rooms are connected.
A fireplace made out of natural stone from full bed veneer or natural thin stone veneer will have a more textured finish and earthy feel. A fireplace made from a single slab of natural stone will have a more streamlined, modern look.
Choose a Natural Stone Fireplace Design
After choosing your stone, next will be to choose the design. The fireplace design will depend on the layout of your room. You will also need to consider the building codes in your town and if you are using a wood-burning of a gas fireplace.
Doing research on the building code requirements in you area is key to a successful fireplace renovation. This will equip you with the knowledge to ask your builder and fabricator the right questions.
Choosing a Fabricator For Your Project
Finding the best installer to help you in completing your project will depend on your project and personal needs.
A more detailed project will need a team with the proper knowledge and mechanics for the design to make sure it’s properly installed.
Here are a few quick tips to help you find the right fabricator
- Do your research! Search for countertops fabricators in your area.
- Ask Questions! Does your stone fabricator have any accreditations? For example BC Stone is accredited by the Natural Stone Institute!
- Find out the stone fabricators history! Do they have any experience with projects similar to yours?
A properly installed fireplace can become a popular gathering space in the home for friends and family. It is important to take the time and make the right choices for your project so you can enjoy your investment for the seasons to come!