If you are looking for a fireplace surround that will offer style and functionality, then you should consider installing a European fireplace surround. There are two styles of European fireplace surrounds: classical and modern. The classical design is usually made with stone or marble. They incorporate columns depending on the region in which they are manufactured. Many times, these fireplaces are quite large and can occupy an entire wall. Wall mounted fireplaces is another European design that can add to your fireplace.
Unlike traditional stone fireplaces, these modern styles provide a more streamlined look using stainless steel. The use of stainless steel gives it strength and offers for relatively low maintenance. European fireplace surrounds can be installed at any height in the wall.
What You Should Consider before Buying Your Fireplace Surround?
# The choice of material for the surround: Whether you want marble, limestone, granite, or fine woods, choose the one that suits your house.
# Size does matter: Please keep in mind the size of your living room and the area where the surround is to be installed. Choose a surround that will work best with the space you have.
# Budget: European fireplace surrounds can cost you from $400 to $1000. So make sure you know what you can afford before you shop.
# Stay neutral if you like change: If you’re the type of person who likes to remodel every few years, it’s best to get a fireplace surround that is neutral. This will save the added cost of replacing your surround every time you redecorate.
So, if are you looking for an exceptional European-style surround for your fireplace, make sure you get the right one and light the fire.
Safety First for Fireplace Tools
A fireplace can be warm and inviting, but a fire can be extremely dangerous. Many tools you use for your fireplace will be going directly into the fire, so you need to make sure they are fire-resistant and safe for you to handle. Obviously, anything that does go into the fire should be made of a durable material, such as wrought iron. But if you don’t like the look of wrought iron, there are plenty of other materials you can choose from that include brass, copper, bronze, nickel, graphite, stainless steel, pewter, and more. In addition, a good pair of fire-resistant gloves will prevent your hands from burning.
Fireplace Tools and Your Home Décor
Safety and functionality are key components to choosing the right fireplace tools for your fireplace, but these tools are also decorative pieces that add style to your fireplace and your home. As a result, you don’t want to just choose the first set that you see. There are many different styles available, from traditional to contemporary, that can complement the current design of your home. Use your current home décor as a guide when you choose the look of your new fireplace accessories. If you’re looking for something with an antique feel, don’t buy the sleek stainless steel fireplace tool set. Wait until you find the set that works for you.
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