When I first started my journey to home ownership, I realized quickly that it was going to take work on my part after sitting down with a real estate agent and going over the numbers. I was shocked
Fireplace Design Trends
The long evenings of the winter months invites families to stay home and enjoy the warmth oftheir own home. Naturally, attention turns to the fireplace as both providing extra heat and asthe focal point of the room. New technology and environmentally friendly design has broughtcontemporary updates that are sleek, fashionable and playful.
Finishing – Fireplace finishes have changed. New products such as the Cool Wall Seriesopen a wide variety of design options by allowing a cool surface as a backdrop forfinishes.
Wood – Wood burning fireplaces are back in style. Decorative spaces for wood storageare adding architectural interest.
Larger Openings – One of the leading trends in fireplace design is enlarging the viewingwindow of the fireplace. A simple retrofit of an existing fireplace can make a hugedifference in the look of any room.
Corner Fireplaces – This popular feature of the 1990s is back with modern updates. Twoor three sided fireplaces with sleek styling and elegant accents, such as wood or metal,are providing a centerpiece for rooms.
Fireplace Walls – Linear fireplaces that stretch the length of the wall is one trendshowing up in model homes across the country. Monotone colors and clean lines finishthis modern trend.
I purchased my first home as a single mother in my early 20's, so I know the fears, the anxiety and the financial responsibility that comes with such a large purchase. But I also know the pride, joy a....
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