Fireplace Design Ideas

A well-designed fireplace can change the look of a room. If you are updating an existing fireplace or adding a new fireplace to your home, consider custom designed mantels and brick or stone facades and hearths to make your room a very special place.

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  • This fireplace features an oversized mantel, a gas fireplace insert and a granite tile surround and hearth. The white painted wood of the mantel, accented with carved wood columns and molding, blends with the interior of the home. The flat screen television that is recessed into the wall over the mantel augments the granite surround and hearth.
    This fireplace features an oversized mantel, a gas fireplace insert and a granite tile surround and hearth. The white painted wood of the mantel, accented with carved wood columns and molding, blends with the interior of the home. The flat screen television that is recessed into the wall over the mantel augments the granite surround and hearth.
  • A fireplace is the focal point in rooms where people gather. This traditional-style gas-fueled fireplace is decorated for a Thanksgiving gathering. More homeowners are placing flat-screen televisions over fireplaces when they update living room and family room spaces.
    A fireplace is the focal point in rooms where people gather. This traditional-style gas-fueled fireplace is decorated for a Thanksgiving gathering. More homeowners are placing flat-screen televisions over fireplaces when they update living room and family room spaces.
  • This two-way gas fireplace is shared by a bedroom and sitting porch.
    This two-way gas fireplace is shared by a bedroom and sitting porch.
  • A view of the two-way gas fireplace from the sitting porch.
    A view of the two-way gas fireplace from the sitting porch.
  • Updating a fireplace surround and hearth and adding built-in cabinets and shelves transformed this living room.
    Updating a fireplace surround and hearth and adding built-in cabinets and shelves transformed this living room.
  • A dry stack stone veneer surround melds with the oak hardwood flooring and white painted cabinets and trim from Bishop Cabinets.
    A dry stack stone veneer surround melds with the oak hardwood flooring and white painted cabinets and trim from Bishop Cabinets.
  • The stained wood and granite tile on this surround give this gas fireplace a completely new appearance.
    The stained wood and granite tile on this surround give this gas fireplace a completely new appearance.
  • The addition of this gas fireplace and hanging TV was done by adding a small exterior bumpout as well as coming into the room. This ensured that the fireplace and walls would not take up too much space in the room.
    The addition of this gas fireplace and hanging TV was done by adding a small exterior bumpout as well as coming into the room. This ensured that the fireplace and walls would not take up too much space in the room.
  • The architectural elements of Craftsman design are natural wood, stone, clay and wrought iron. Each of these elements can be found in the room. The wood used for the fireplace mantel, trims and flooring is oak. Stone is the granite hearth, granite bar countertops and the ledger stone on the walls. Ceramic floor tiles in a red clay finish were used in the adjoining entryway. The ceiling light selected has dark iron trim.
    The architectural elements of Craftsman design are natural wood, stone, clay and wrought iron. Each of these elements can be found in the room. The wood used for the fireplace mantel, trims and flooring is oak. Stone is the granite hearth, granite bar countertops and the ledger stone on the walls. Ceramic floor tiles in a red clay finish were used in the adjoining entryway. The ceiling light selected has dark iron trim.
  • The fireplace wall was constructed with a ledger stone façade. The hearth was fashioned with granite tiles. The Mission Oak mantel was made to match a mantel owned by the homeowners. A new, deeper mantel was constructed to fit with the stone.
    The fireplace wall was constructed with a ledger stone façade. The hearth was fashioned with granite tiles. The Mission Oak mantel was made to match a mantel owned by the homeowners. A new, deeper mantel was constructed to fit with the stone.
  • Oak trim was carefully crafted for the fireplace mantel.
    Oak trim was carefully crafted for the fireplace mantel.
  • This new living space once was a garage. The floor elevation was kept the same between the existing living room and the new space. Coupled with the gas fireplace and new windows, you would never know this space was once a garage.
    This new living space once was a garage. The floor elevation was kept the same between the existing living room and the new space. Coupled with the gas fireplace and new windows, you would never know this space was once a garage.
  • False ceiling beams, 5-inch plank cherry flooring and a stone faced fireplace add warmth and interest to this large multi-purpose room.
    False ceiling beams, 5-inch plank cherry flooring and a stone faced fireplace add warmth and interest to this large multi-purpose room.
  • This family room addition has an open wood-burning fireplace that features an elevated brick hearth and simple barn wood mantel.
    This family room addition has an open wood-burning fireplace that features an elevated brick hearth and simple barn wood mantel.
  • This masonry wood-burning fireplace is unique in that it is two sided. An additional firebox was incorporated into the chimney for an outdoor entertainment area.
    This masonry wood-burning fireplace is unique in that it is two sided. An additional firebox was incorporated into the chimney for an outdoor entertainment area.
  • Here is a traditional fireplace with a brick surround, a cast iron stove insert and white painted wood mantel.
    Here is a traditional fireplace with a brick surround, a cast iron stove insert and white painted wood mantel.
  • This gas fireplace was built-in to the corner of the dining room and built up with plaster to create an adobe type look.
    This gas fireplace was built-in to the corner of the dining room and built up with plaster to create an adobe type look.
  • For an updated look, a custom oak mantel and new tile surround was installed for this gas fireplace. The grain of the wood stands out along with the dentil molding and carved columns to add architectural interest to this room.
    For an updated look, a custom oak mantel and new tile surround was installed for this gas fireplace. The grain of the wood stands out along with the dentil molding and carved columns to add architectural interest to this room.
  • The addition of this built-in TV and gas fireplace allow this the seating in this room to be focused on one wall.
    The addition of this built-in TV and gas fireplace allow this the seating in this room to be focused on one wall.
  • This composite deck features a custom fireplace, which includes an authentic wood-burning pizza oven. The fireplace is veneered with Cultured Stone.
    This composite deck features a custom fireplace, which includes an authentic wood-burning pizza oven. The fireplace is veneered with Cultured Stone.