Choosing the perfect fireplace might seem like a simple thing to do but there are actually plenty of things to consider before making a purchase. There are many different types of fireplaces and it can be tough to know which one is the best fit for you, with both functionality and design playing a major part in the decision. A fireplace consists of, among other things, a mantel, a surround, and a hearth which is the foundation of any fireplace. These come in a variety of different styles and can be made from a variety of different materials, so it is important to choose the one that is right for your home.
We’ve put together some useful tips to help you to pick which fireplace is right for you.
Fireplaces Look Great in Different Rooms
Fireplaces are most commonly found in living rooms or lounges, but they can actually be used (and look great!) in many rooms around the home.
It is often forgotten that before the introduction of central heating, fireplaces were common in every room of the house including bedrooms but in more recent years, they were removed and boarded up. However, a bedroom fireplace can often make a real difference to a room and give it a little more character.
Bedroom fireplaces really bring the space to life, if your home has a cosy cottage vibe, then adding a bedroom fireplace could really bring the room together and add some extra personality.
With fireplaces being a brilliant focal point, you might want to consider how your chosen fireplace will look in the room it is in. A feature wall with a fireplace looks great in a living room whilst a more luxurious, elegant style of fireplace wouldn’t look out of place in a dining room or study – somewhere you might entertain or work.
The fantastic thing about fireplaces is that they really can look any way you want them to by using different mantels and surrounds. A good mantel will look great and just give the fireplace that something extra. Some people use their mantels to show off their photos and trinkets, truly making them the focal point of the room. We have a number of them in stock in a variety of materials such as wood, limestone, and marble and they all look absolutely incredible.
Sometimes the best option for the area might be a wood-burning stove, a potentially cost reducing idea for some homes. This option very much suits the living room or kitchen of a house that has a farmhouse style whereas an electric fireplace would suit the downstairs of a more modern home.
Choosing the Right Style for You
There are many different styles of fireplaces and with many people having completely different tastes, this means that there is something for everyone. These different styles and different materials help them to fit with different styles of homes. Here at Cast Fireplaces, we have a variety of styles to choose from.
Whether you have a cottage and you are looking for a traditional style fireplace or you would like something a little more modern, we have something to suit your needs. Different materials suit different interior styles and our wood fireplaces often find homes in houses with more traditional décor. These are timelessly beautiful and look really elegant and sophisticated. They also come in a number of different finishes and can even be customised with a stain or paint if required.
Customers with more modern-looking homes tend to opt for other materials such as marble or limestone. A limestone fireplace is striking in its beauty and the pale colour of the limestone makes it suitable for any type of room. It not only looks good, but it is incredibly long-lasting and actually increases in its beauty and uniqueness over time.
Get in touch today
Whether you are looking for something traditional or something a little more modern, we will have the perfect fireplace in stock for you. With a range of styles and made from a range of materials, please don’t hesitate to check out the range of fireplaces we have available here at Cast Fireplaces and contact us if you need any help with your order. We would be more than happy to help you.