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Rock Fireplaces: Designs and Ideas for Indoors and Outdoors

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Rock Fireplaces are still in vogue

Rock fireplaces have been in vogue for many centuries. The very fact that rock has been in use ever since the advent of the early man, makes rock an automatic choice for the material of construction of a fireplace. Rock fireplace also give complete make over and a facelift to your living room, bedroom or kitchen or wherever they are.

Nowadays, rock fireplaces arrive in an array of shapes and single-rock designs. You just need to pick up a fireplace and install it in your room. It is really a simple affair to set up a fireplace and just takes about 10 minutes of thought by your structural engineer to kick- start things. Once they are set-up, they normally last a lifetime. A range of colors and shapes are also possible, thereby helping you make informed choices to suit the décor of the room.

A rock fireplace can certainly create the difference between a house and a home. A well constructed fireplace becomes the center place in many a home. The beauty of using rock is that it can create the effects that you require .While a mundane and sober effect gets chosen by those who want to sport a traditional and conservative look, a modern and trendy appeal is preferred by the new-age blokes. Rock, somehow offers a solution to all of these problems.

Faux rock designs are also available nowadays and come in the ready-to-install condition. Though it more or less serves the same purposes, a faux design differs only in the cost aspect, being slightly inexpensive. Brightly lit and aesthetically designed fireplaces not only add a lot of value to your home, but also become of the subject of discussion in many a home.

Rock solid, they say and how true it is! Sturdy, rugged and hard are just some of the adjectives we use to describe the characteristics of rocks. The dexterity used to create a fireplace is also on the higher side. As a result of these, the cost of construction of rock fireplaces could go through the roof, however, the heartening fact is that they require little or no maintenance and last for life.

Irrespective of the method of installation, rock fireplaces continue to impress. Just a casual visit to a supermarket or one of the many popular home improvement stores in your neighborhood could see you setting up your own fireplace. Ambitious people with an eye for design tend to craft unique designs that adorn not just the living room, but bedrooms and kitchens as well. There are a third category of individuals who are satisfied only when every cut in the fireplace, every rock and every piece of design is chosen by them, leave alone the construction. Whatever it be, these fireplaces are sure to add to your pockets when you have potential buyers for your home at the time of it sale.

Though you feel satisfied creating your own fireplace and adding to the glory of your already beautiful home, you would do well to remember that taking the services of a contractor is a better deal. It is mainly so due to the fact that a contractor not only provides advise on what kind or rock to choose, how and where to install it etc., but also gives you a sense of satisfaction that the right person is around to take care of things. There couldn't be a better way of adding warmth to your room!

Whether you burn loads of wood or gas, rock has the bear-it-all attitude. They are fireproof and can retain the heat for a large span of time. Granite, limestone and marble are some of the options that one could consider at the time of fireplace creation. Granite comes in a variety of shades and gives a soft feel. Limestone, a slightly porous material gives an aged flavor, whereas marble lends a sophisticated look. Sandstone, river rock and soap stone ideally fit the bill as well.




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