Put Some Spark -- or Sparkle --
In Your Fireplace Design!

A good fireplace design brings a room to life and offers an inviting retreat. No other architectural element adds as much character to a room as a fireplace!

It is also a sound investment.  A study support-
ed by the National Association of Realtors found that  a  fireplace  adds  12%  to the value of a
home . . . . .

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The National Association of Home Builders states
that  a fireplace is one of the top three most de-
sirable features for homeowners.   Indeed, nearly
60%  of  all new homes built include at least one
fireplace!


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Living Room Fireplace Pictured Above By Designer Sarah Nielsen

Fireplace Design Overview

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From a design standpoint, a fireplace read-
ily  lends itself to individual expression and offers a unique opportunity to make a per-
sonal statement.

For a sleek contemporary look,   sprinkle  it with sparkle!     Create  an  ember  bed  of colored glass crystals and frame it  with  a polished stainless steel surround,  such  as pictured in the example at right . . . . .

Or go for the "real deal" and install  a  limit-
ed edition Napoleon Fireplace with Swar-
ovski crystals, such as shown in the photo below.

See This and More Exciting Designs
from Napoleon Fireplaces!


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Don't be afraid to put some spark -- or sparkle -- into it to make it truly your own . . . . . to reflect your unique personality, style, and taste!




Whether personally creating a fireplace design or plan for  today  --  or re-
viewing the plans of other designers and architects  --  look to the past . . . . . not only at mantels and surrounds from another era,  but  at other ar-
chitectural elements, as well . . . and then blend them together, along with current technology,  to create a truly unique fire space that adds drama to your room!

(Please Click On Images Below To Learn More)


A fireplace design . . . . .

that conveys a sense of history,  permanence,  stability,  and  continuity through its linkage of the present with the past . . . . .

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Fireplace Above By Pillar Homes
(click on photo to learn more)


that commands attention while simultaneously complementing the archi-
tectural style
of your room . . . . .

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Granite Fireplace Design Above By Freshwater Stone
(click on photo to learn more)


that is balanced, proportionate, and in scale with your room . . . . .

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Fieldstone And River Rock Fireplace Above By Lew French
(click on photo to learn more)


that incorporates architectural elements and details that have withstood the test of time . . . . .

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Fireplace Surround Pictured Above By Harrison Design Associates
(click on photo to learn more)


that utilizes the latest in materials and technology, when appropriate . . .

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    Fireplace Above By Chazelles               Fireplace Above By Heat n Glo


that echos the attention to detail, craftsmanship, and integrity of yester-
year . . . . .

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Fireplace Above By Jaeger & Ernst          Fireplace Above By DMS Studios


that incorporates materials of varying textures and colors for a truly dra-
matic effect . . . . .

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 Fireplace Above By Peter Marino           Caminetti Montegrappa Fireplace


that creates a visually appealing, harmonious ensemble . . . . .

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Fireplace Above By Harrison Design Associates
(click on photo to learn more)


that provides a refreshing escape from today's fast-paced lifestyle . . . . .

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Fireplace Above By Ewing Architects For Ralph Lauren's Colorado Ranch
(click on photo to learn more)


that meets the needs of contemporary lifestyles and reflects your unique personality, style, and taste . . . . . AND . . . that not only enhances the glow  of  your  roaring  fire, but the glow within every family member and friend that gathers around your hearth!

Whether incorporating an antique fireplace mantel in the overall design scheme . . . . .

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Antique Fireplace From Westland London
(click on photo to learn more)


starting from scratch with a new or reproduction mantel and surround . . .

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Fireplace Design Above By Pinecrest
(click on photo to learn more)


or doing a makeover on an existing fireplace . . . . . the foregoing design principles apply. They also apply to virtually any fireplace style . . . from traditional to contemporary . . . even "cutting edge!"

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Gas Fueled Cutting Edge Design from Heat n Glo Fireplaces
(click on photo to learn more)


By employing these principles in your fireplace design, you will have a fire-
place that reflects pride of ownership and offers solid,  long-lasting value. One that is both functional and beautiful . . . . and one that reflects your artistic vision and distinctive style!


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