Buy or Build Your Own Luxury Fireplaces From Porcelain or Stone

Saturday, 13 March 2010, 15:49 | Category : Materials
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augusta_fireplaceA fireplace in the home should serve as more than just a functional heating source. It should also be aesthetically pleasing to the eye and become the favorite place in the room where the family wishes to congregate. Whether it is built of ceramic, natural stone, or encased in an elegant, porcelain luxury fireplace design, its uniqueness should speak to anyone who has the pleasure to sit beside it. The common wood burning fireplace has been around forever it seems, and was  multifunctional, because large iron pots held stews and soups to be cooked in it, clothing was dried in front of it and of course it was the only source of heat at that time, But today, choices abound with choices of burning gas, wood, or electric, and choosing between free standing fireplaces, table models, or enclosing an existing one in durable, yet attractive man made materials.
Historically, fireplaces were mainly constructed of brick or rock, and situated in the center of the home. These days, with the durability and affordability of better products such as ceramic tile or porcelain for instance, one can have a fireplace in any room they so choose. Additionally, anyone can enjoy the freedom of choosing what type of luxury fireplace design they prefer. Once the design has been chosen, the next step is obtaining the materials if it is to be installed as a home project. Perhaps you would rather build your own fireplace by hand. If so, be sure to have the vendor recommend the safest ways to do so. He will share photos, design ideas, and tips to assist you in your new project.... [more]

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