Where Beauty Meets Utility
A fireplace instantaneously develops a prime focus and adds heat to any type of space. Whether you like the charm and beauty of a timber mantel or the presumed strength and timelessness of a stone mantel your fireplace should reflect your design.
Today’s fireplace inserts range from gas to electric, lengthy as well as narrow or large and also square. There is little cost to add a simple fire place to a room however it can have a huge impact on the look and feel of the whole space. Consider this classic architectural element when redesigning your following area
The traditional fireplace mantel adds a timeless elegance to a space
General fireplace decorating standards
There are fundamental security guidelines for how far objects should be from the fireplace. Both gas and also wood burning fireplaces produce a tremendous quantity of heat– which can be harming to sensitive objects like plastic or televisions. Yet sparks and also floating coal from timber fireplaces position an additional danger: fire. Presumably to be common sense to not display flamable objects too close to a burning fire, however each year fires occur from this very mistake.
As a general rule:
. The mantel must be situated a minimum of 12 inches from the top of the fireplace opening (called the fire box)
. The hearth ought to prolong 16– 20 inches out of the fire box.
. The hearth should overlap the sides of the fireplace opening by at least 8 inches.
. The hearth and fireplace surround should be non-combustable.
. The mantle can be made from a combustable material.
. Never have decorations hang below the mantle while the fireplace is in use.
. Any wobbly or unstable fireplace designs should be affixed.
. Candle lights should be dripless or be placed in a receptacle to catch wax.
. Always use a fireplace screen when burning wood.