For centuries, fireplaces have been known to be the heart of the home, that “cozy spot” where we warm ourselves when chilled. A fireplace can give your home an inviting and comfy feeling and typically brings to mind relaxed nights spent with loved ones in front of a blazing hearth.
For hundreds of years a fireplace was a masonry box constructed of mortar and brick or stone where wood was burned for warmth. Thanks to the demands for energy conservation this simplistic concept has changed over the past few decades. Dedicated architecture and energy efficient designs create a dedicated space to burn anything from wood to gas. Some fireplaces house an electric heating device, while others don’t provide any heat at all and merely serve as a decorative construct with a beautiful mantel for displays, knick-knacks, or heirlooms.
If you purchased a home with an older fireplace, now may be the perfect time for a fireplace facelift. Lightweight stones can add rustic charm to any hearth, or a Victorian style mantle in marble or slate could be just the look you wish to achieve. With varieties of fireplace and mantle designs too numerous to count, you can choose the look that is perfect for your home. Carved limestone, marble, flat stones, rounded boulders, or coarse volcanic rock can be chosen to match the color scheme and feel of your home. Different designs such as colonial, contemporary, rustic, log cabin, modern, or old world are just a few choices. And it is not only the type of stone that you choose, but the color, shape and design of your fireplace and mantel that will create the final work of art.
If giving your fireplace a facelift is something you have been putting off for years and you are considering a timeless look that will warm up your future holiday gatherings, now may be the time to tackle the fireplace facelift. Please give Lowell Russell Concrete a call. You can browse through our photo gallery of fireplaces for ideas and inspiration. It is never too early to begin the plans for a new project to upgrade both your home’s value and appearance. Contact us today to speak with one of our trained professionals.