When you look at a fireplace you usually only see it as a whole. It is something that is either very large or small and is what provides the home with a beautiful look and a way to warm things during those cold winter months. However, when you are trying to design or build your own fireplace for your new home than you begin to see it in parts.
There are many different parts to it that make it a much harder process than you would have thought possible. For each part you must be able to determine what you wish to use to make it, what style it should have, and how large or small it should be. Only then will you be able to determine how everything will look once they are all connected.
One part of the fireplace that is more versatile than all of the other is the fireplace hearth. When it comes to designing an antique fireplace hearth the possibilities are endless. When it comes to the antique style you know that you need to choose something that is elegant, refined, classy, and has a look that will help to bring the fireplace together with the rest of the room.
The type of antique fireplace hearth that you design will greatly be determined on the size and style that you choose for the whole of the fireplace. There are some people who choose to have one of the larger sized fireplaces. These usually have columns on either side to hold it up and which are able to provide more room. With this design it would be easiest to use a flat fireplace hearth that opens the space up and truly makes the whole thing look big.
For the much smaller types of antique fireplaces we suggest that you make them look not only elegant – but also very comfortable for anyone who comes to visit. Have an antique fireplace hearth that people are able to sit on top of – but that is also able to hold the necessary tools and accessories.