Nature Inspired Stone Fireplace
Bringing a bit of the outside into the home is a growing decor trend. Indoor herb gardens, flagstone entryways and fireplaces with natural stone have all become simple ways to make a home feel more organic, earthy and connected to nature. In some homes, the original fireplace may have been done with simple concrete or a plain brick, but upgrading to natural stone can transform the feel of any space and give a fireplace an amazing makeover.
Unless the project requires building a fireplace from the ground up or completely rebuilding your existing fireplace, a veneer will accomplish the remodeled look without having to start from scratch. Veneers made of natural stone are installed over top of the existing structure, resulting in a look that is absolutely transformed. These kits come with the stone you will need to complete the project but you will need to buy the epoxy used to adhere it to your existing fireplace separately. Working with a contractor or home improvement professional will ensure you get all the materials you need should you decide to tackle the job yourself. Homeowners can choose between rounded rocks, sometimes called rubble walls or river rock fireplaces, in order to create a feeling of the in the Great Outdoors or they can choose flat, smooth stone tiles to achieve a modern, sleek and sophisticated feel.
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Choosing the type of stone to use makes a big difference on how the end product affects the room. The size and shape of the stone should be paired up to compliment the style of your home. Smaller stones with large gaps of mortar may look right at home in a cottage style house, but sleek slate stones with no visible mortar will work better in a home with a more modern or urban feel. Both slate and river rock have a dark, softer feel with colors on the grey and neutral zone. Marble, on the other hand, can be found in a large variety of shades, making it more versatile in terms of style and décor. On the other hand marble can be more costly, particularly for larger fireplaces. Slate and river rock can be slightly less expensive to source but installation costs can drive up its overall price.
The cost of remodeling a fireplace with natural stone doesn’t have to be intimidating, however. Many homeowners find they are able to use manufactured stone for the higher parts of a fireplace, such as above the mantle and up to the ceiling, and then finish the lower portions, or even just the hearth, with a natural stone product. This is also a project which adds value to any home, when the job is done well. Stone accents in a home simply never go out of style, particularly when the type and style of the stone is selected to compliment the home. Remodeling a fireplace can easily be the one big decoration project that adds that Wow Factor realtors and homebuyers search for.
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