Stone Fireplace Designs
Of all of the different types of fireplaces that you can
choose from, stone fireplace designs are among the most
popular. There's a reason for their popularity, it is because
they offer a look which can either be traditional or
contemporary in nature. If you're considering putting a
fireplace in your home, you certainly can't beat the permanence
and good looks of this type of structure. That being said,
however, there are several things that you need to keep in mind
whenever it comes to stone fireplace designs.
First of all, the stone that is going to be used is only
going to be for the look of the fireplace. You are still going
to have to go with any type of building code that is in your
area and this generally includes a fire box. The inside of the
fireplace is not going to be built out of stone but the outside
of the fireplace, including the hearth in any designs that may
surround it can be built out of stone.
The only way for you to go with a stone fireplace design
that actually includes stones on the inside of the fireplace is
if you build your fireplace outdoors. Of course, you can always
add something to the back of the hearth in order to make it
look like stone. Talk to the person that is building the
fireplace to see what they can do for you.
Something else that you may want to keep in mind whenever it
comes to stone fireplace designs is that every area of the
country is not going to offer you the raw materials that you
need. There are some areas in which stone is really somewhat of
a novelty. If you live in one of those areas, you're going to
have to have the stone shipped in and this can get quite
If you live in an area where stone is readily available,
consider going with a type of stone that is common in your
area. You can save yourself a lot of money in this way.
Of course, outdoor stone fireplace designs can be made
entirely of stone, including the hearth. You should still make
sure of any local building codes so that you understand the
regulations that govern the building of this type of structure.
Generally, however, you are given a little bit more leniency as
far as outdoor fireplaces are concerned.