As the first signs of autumn set in and the promise of cooler days grows stronger, thoughts begin to turn toward home and the atmosphere buzzes with excited anticipation of the rapidly approaching season. Falling leaves, football games, pumpkin- everything, chunky sweaters and hot chocolate become the new norm. Friends and families are drawn together to reconnect and celebrate the season.
The cozy atmosphere around a fireplace encourages those nearby to engage as they relax and reflect on fond, shared memories while creating new memories that will last through the years. Fire is and always has been an enticing element around which people gather. Whether roasting marshmallows, reading a book or thawing frozen toes on a chilly day, a fire brings about warmth, togetherness, and peacefulness.
We have embraced the inescapable draw and value of this gathering place by including fireplaces as a staple element in homes of all kinds of styles and budgets. As the new season is welcomed, the fireplace often becomes the central gathering place of the home which means it shouldn’t be neglected.
While hearths and mantels can be decorated to reflect seasonal changes and complement the style and architecture of a home, fireplace settings can also be updated with a wide array of decorative options. Here at Stoll Industries, we thrive on designing and providing beautiful custom products to make your fireplace a gathering place that is loved and cherished. Here are just a few ways you can give your fireplace a fresh face-lift as you prepare for the season:
1 - Add Glass Fireplace Doors
A fireplace door is a decorative upgrade, but it also has many functional benefits, including safety features and energy efficiencies. There are many styles, finishes, and options available so you can design your dream door, custom to your home.
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2 - Replace Your Fireplace Surround
Enhance the look of your fireplace by updating your fireplace surround with a new material like decorative metal or glass wall panels. Even traditional brick can be updated with the use of these panels.
3 - Update Your Fireplace Mantel
Consider replacing wood mantels with a non-combustible metal shelf. This allows you to safely display your TV above the fireplace so you can enjoy the fire and those fall football games! Want more than a shelf? You can add a full mantel, hearth box and/or surround panel.
4 - Finish with coordinating accessories
You can complete the design of your fireplace by accessorizing. Designed to coordinate with your fireplace doors, extras such as toolsets, log holders, grates, wall hooks and more help you create a cohesive style.
Preparations for the upcoming season of family gatherings and delicious homemade meals begin early in hopes of creating warm gatherings and sweet memories. As you begin to prepare, consider the official gathering place of the season. Why not show your fireplace some love as you get ready for the season?