It’s fair to say that, nothing quite captures your attention in a room like a roaring fireplace.
When considering the design of your new fire surround, there are plenty of materials and styles to choose from, which can complement your home. From oak, pine, mahogany, through to light woods such as maple, woods are a popular choice of material, since they can be stained and painted to your specific tastes.
For a modern, country-style look, why not go for a wood burning stove and paint the back of the hole where it sits in rich red? Even brick surrounds with a timber mantle look great as a modern, country-style look.
If you want to give your fireplace a contemporary look, go for a stone fireplace, which will also break up bland white walls, whilst creating an eye-catching focal point. Or why not think about a stainless steel multi-fuel stove? You could also consider a ‘wall-hanging’ fire if you don't have an actual fireplace or chimney. There are lots of options now available that don't need a fire or chimney and can transform a room with very little effort.
Even if you don't use your fireplace, you could still give it a makeover, and turn it into a real feature by filling it with accessories such as stacked logs. This is a great way to make the most out of an unused fireplace, and will create a sense of warmth and cosiness.
Whatever design you choose, ensure you do your homework first.
It’s important to go for a fireplace that matches the style you’re trying to achieve. Whatever style of fireplace you’re looking for, Arc Design Services can help make your fireplace a key feature to your home.
Arc Design Services Ltd are a fully Accredited Planning Agent in the Trafford Council area, catering for all client aspirations. We work on all types of residential architectural design projects within the South Manchester and Cheshire area relating to residential design, from domestic extensions, loft conversions, remodeled homes, alterations and refurbishments to one-off designed, bespoke new build homes.