Nature Inspired Stone Fireplace
Remodeling a fireplace with natural stone is an effective way to enhance to décor in your home and provide that Wow Factor many are looking for. Choosing the right type of natural stone may not seem a simple undertaking but keeping in mind the style of your home and the look or feel you want to achieve will help in the decision making process. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most popular stone types to help make that decision a bit easier.
Slate – Stacked slate can achieve two very different looks depending on how it is installed and the color homeowners choose. Lighter colors with visible mortar achieve a classic, brick based look. Choosing darker slate with no visible mortar, however, creates a sleek, modern and even urban feel.
Brick – Brick is the traditional building material for a fireplace and, in many cases, homeowners simply want to update their existing brick. This can be stone with natural stone veneers in brick or you can have the brick inspected and updated by a professional before painting.
Fieldstone – Fieldstone comes in irregular shapes, sizes and colors in order to create a truly organic feel. These stones are at home in cabins, cottages and in any home hoping to achieve a rustic look.
River Stone – River stone is similar to field stone is that it comes in a variety of different sizes and colors, but river stones are rounded, creating a textured look and feel which is both warm and welcoming.
Marble – Marble has become an increasingly popular option for homeowners who want the pinnacle of style and modern sophistication. Marble does require more maintenance than some other options and the cost can be higher, but the impact this material has on a room is definitely worth it.
Choosing the right natural stone doesn’t have to be difficult – consider what you like and match it with what will complement the style of your home. Routine maintenance, annual cleaning and resealing may be required, similar to the needs of stone countertops for some options. Regardless, this update can elevate the style in any home and is a home improvement project that proves its worth year after year.