Fireplace Designs

Fireplace Design Ideas

Wood Fireplace Surround Ideas

Need some ideas for your wood surround fireplace?

With so many choices, how can you decide? Whether you want to spruce up your old fireplace or put in a brand new one, there are many possible options to consider. Perhaps you would lean towards a prefab fireplace. Maybe you think you could do it yourself.

Custom carved mantel shelves with quality wood carvings will bring a true uniqueness to your fireplace. You can choose from season designs, animal designs, patterns, and more. The type of wood you choose can be just as diverse. You can order a custom mantel my supplying the 1) outside return depth. 2) Shelf depth. 3) Shelf thickness. 4) Leg width. 5)Header. There are many companies that would be glad to accommodate you. The installation is not very difficult.

A wood mantel with a tile accent is sure to please as well. This can be a delightful change to your current drab looking mantel. You can go with soft or bright colors. It is all up to you. Tile is a very popular building material to complement any fireplace design.

You may want to install your wood surround fireplace yourself, especially if you want to redo one you already have in place.. You will first need to remove the old fireplace mantel and make sure the surface is smooth and free of any debris and dust. Then you can dry fit your new mantel and make sure the legs are plum. Level the mantel and make sure you have sufficient space between the fireplace opening and surround.

Mark the wall with a line as a guide for installing the new mantel. Take the mantel down and verify with a 6′ level. Secure the legs to the wall by cutting grooves in the wall where the legs will fit. Use construction adhesive with a 1/4” opening in tip of tube and then apply adhesive to the leg. Press firmly against wall and hearth (floor) ensuring the leg is aligned with the plumb line. Repeat the process for the other leg. Apply adhesive to the top of both legs and the back of the mantel and then lift the mantel in place and press firmly. Allow about 24-48 hours to dry.

Any fireplace can incorporate multiple building materials to go along with your wood design. Whether you do it yourself or have someone else do it; Whether it is stucco or plaster, various stone, tile or brick elements, a new or refurbished fireplace can really light up your home and your heart. It can be a huge money saver too, if you plan your fireplace just right.

Fireplace Pictures and Image Ideas

Sometimes we all just need a little visual to get our creative thinking going. If you have been trying to come up with that perfect idea for a fireplace and just can’t do it then check some of these pictures out. Some of the are good for corner fireplace designs, stone and tile as well as rustic looking fireplace ideas and more.

Check out this stylish stone fireplace with simple yet clean decor.

Here is a very stucco /  rustic style fireplace.

If you are thinking portable, then this is another option as a round fireplace you can move to any part of your home, or outdoors.

Marble Fireplace Designs

For many years the Romans have used marble for many of their fine creations. Today it has become increasingly common to use marble in fireplace mantels and surrounds as well as incorporating marble directly into fireplace designs. The cost for marble however has caused some to turn their heads the other way since it doesn’t come cheap. The price to get a marble fireplace mantel can go up into the 4 figure range if it is complex. Some people will purchase marble statues or other decorative pieces as well to match the fireplace to increase the value and feel of a home. Sometimes remodeling a fireplace is going to just be the best option even though the cost might be a bit high.

If you have been thinking of building a marble fireplace, then you have much in the way of preparation. Some people have stumbled upon beautiful antique marble fireplaces when moving into older homes. Cleaning and restoration however is one of the tougher things required, and can also be very time consuming.

Back to the cost which is probably why you are considering marble in the first place can be purchased at a few inexpensive locations. First off if you will be looking to complete an existing fireplace mantel then you may want to look into fireplace surround facing kits. However if you are going the whole 10 yards with it then you may look at getting an importer from China to save you some serious cash. Locally you might pay up to 3 times as much as it might cost you to ship it overseas direct. These are the types of savings that allow you to focus on other aspects of your home.

If you are ordering online, you also might want to look at savings and coupon code sites which will give you discounts for home depot and Lowes which will be essential when purchasing the adhesive, or other products needed to complete the job. Remember to get multiple quotes from builders and if you plan on doing the job yourself, look at several places to compare pricing on materials. Also be sure to check and make sure your home is in compliance with any local laws or regulations governing the construction of fireplaces.


We are sure that you will enjoy your new fireplace once it is completed just as much as anyone else, but safety and quality should be your top priorities overall so you have a thing of beauty in the end.

Tile Fireplace Designs

When the thought of a fireplace design arises in a buyers mind, they quickly resort to thinking of only the designs made of either brick or stone because they are the usual standards that people buy. What most of these potential buyers don’t know is that there are many ways to design your fire place by using fireplace tile designs; in fact this way of designing has been on the rise in the past few years.

If you are really looking to purchase something that will stand out from the crowd and add elegance to your living areas whether indoor or outdoor, tiles are definitely the way to go. Using fireplace tile designs is also great for matching the environment of the floor and how well it merges with your living areas. The floor is usually constructed of tile or something that will not burn if a piece of wood is sparked on it, so tiles in this case is really the way to go if you want to go for looks and safety in one package. If you plan on having a wood hanging shelf, be sure it is elevated enough over the mantel to not cause a fire.

If you are looking to add extreme beauty to your living areas tiles will do just that if you are able to spread the tiles in the surrounding areas around the actual fireplace. Some of the fireplaces that are dated can face this problem, by simply placing creative tiles on the front and sides and the flooring or walls will really bring out the style of the tile fireplace design. Not to mention the fact that there are thousands of different variations you can find for the tiles to match your home.

Tile fireplace designs is definitely one of the best ways to go if you want looks and an easy setup that will cost you very little money and time to setup in total. If you are looking to save money this is also the best option for you since redesigning can have the same impact on the surrounding as completely removing and placing a new fireplace. For inspiration I suggest you look into magazines that talk about home design and look at any place that has tiles, because they definitely can be duplicated and matched for your home by a professional.