Creating a stone veneer hearth: strategies for design decisions

a row of single-height trim gemstones over the hearth opening,
Basic trim around a stone veneer fireplace

one lengthy, single stone over the hearth opening as ended in hearth created by Castro Design Studio, or every other design/pattern of trim stone that you could envision.  My advice – make it simple with either no keystones/trim or perhaps a simple design.

4. Would you like to possess a mantel and, if that’s the case, what kind?  If you’d enjoy having a mantel, it’s ideally installed with the stone veneer which means this decision ought to be made combined with the choice of your stone. There are many various materials you can use to produce a mantel, for example stone as with hearth from Country Living, painted wood as with , or natural or stained wood. My hearth clearly doesn’t have mantel and that i shuttle about whether which was the very best decision or otherwise. I curently have a lot shelving surrounding it which i didn’t require a mantel for displaying anything and that i do such as the streamlined look however it certainly could be nice to possess a mantel to brighten for that holidays!

5. Would you like your hearth to become designed?  Most from the stone veneer manufacturers carry hearthstones made to coordinate together with your selected stone veneer. However, beware – the hearthstones which were meant to choose the stone veneer which i chose were ugly and pretend searching.  The lesson here’s to make certain you may well ask to determine the coordinating hearthstones and not simply assume that they’ll look every bit as good because the stone veneer you’re considering!  If you do not like a specific item, look around – I found hearthstones which i loved from the different manufacturer:     Hearth stones

Also consider the way you would like your hearthstones laid – you are able to lay them the normal way like Used to do or decide to ask them to damaged track of mortar among the pieces:

Broken up hearthstones


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