For many homeowners, a fireplace can be the centerpiece of a room. It provides a homely, warm feel and logs burning in a fireplace can be more interesting to watch that much of what is on TV. They come in all shapes and sizes, designs and colors. But one particular style that has become very popular is Antique fireplaces. Fireplaces have been an important feature in our homes for centuries. Without them, we would have struggled to keep ourselves warm. They suffered a nosedive in popularity not so very long ago, but are currently enjoying a resurgence in interest. If you’re looking for Antique fireplaces London has lots to offer. Finding the right one for your home, however, can be quite a challenge. So here are a few tips to help you.
Choose the Right Style
Because it is going to be the focal point for your home, it’s important to pick one that suits your style. There are so many different ones to choose from that you need to set your sights on a certain type. Would you like the one with stone surrounds or one that features warm wood? Is it the look of Edwardian fireplaces that you’re aiming for? Or would you prefer something more rustic?
What Type of Material?
The different type of material is the most obvious distinction to make between types of a fireplace. There are those made from marble, stone, metal or wood. Different types of material also allow for a variety of decoration. Wooden fireplaces, for example, can be intricately carved. Whereas, a metal fireplace with be far less decorated.
Is Colour an Important Feature?
When it comes to an antique fireplace, the colors are not quite so varied, because of the different materials used. They tend to be warm wood shades, grey or black. However, if you’re considering a marble fireplace your choice of color is much wider. You can find a marble in a variety of shades. From crisp white, right through to black, with green, pink and greys in between.
How Big is the Space to Fill?
As well as taking measurements of the height, width, and depth of the fire opening, you should also consider the size of the room and height of the ceiling. As well as fitting into the fire opening, your fireplace should also fit the room and not be too overpowering.
What Will You Be Burning?
Having Antique fireplaces London doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be burning wood or coal. A gas log or coal effect fire is also an option. If you want to have a real open fire you need to check your local regulations. Some areas require homeowners to burn only smokeless coal. You also have the option of your fireplace just being for decorative purposes. They make beautiful architectural features in modern homes.
These are some of the most important considerations when looking for an antique fireplace. For more helpful advice, you should contact a provider in your area.