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  • 8/7/2019 9:51 AM

Natural stone fireplaces - a cozy touch for your home

When it comes to fireplace design, natural stone is simply the most elegant, durable, and efficient choice. Natural stone retains heat better than most other materials, is practically maintenance free, and is incredibly resistant to wear and tear. In addition, it can handle extreme temperatures and won’t rot or mold. 


Whether it’s time for an update or you are building something new, natural stone fireplaces have proven to be a great option. 


Modern design


Modern fireplaces are capable of more than just giving off heat, but can also serve as a visual and focal point in your space. It can be wrapped in stone, marble, or tile and detailed for a contemporary touch. 


If your aesthetic is more sleek than traditional, you can still use a natural stone fireplace to make a statement. Consider a long, narrow window for the fireplace built flush with the wall, instead of having the fireplace set out towards the middle of the room. Opting for stone with a sleek texture will also help you achieve this modern look. 


Outdoor fireplace


Enhance your outdoor living space with natural stone fireplaces. There are so many advantages in an outdoor fireplace, starting with enjoying fall nights outside! Get cozy with a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Start a new tradition invite over friends and family, show off your glamorous backyard and create life-long memories!  

Outdoor fire features are a great way to extend the livability of your outdoor space into the evening even after sunny spring days turn cold. 


Mosaic hearth


Fireplace hearths are wonderfully adaptive elements that often serve as the focal point for any room. Hearth designs are a practical way to add color, texture, or patterns to any room. If you’re revamping your fireplace hearth or adding a new one, there are endless ideas to consider that will add to your aesthetic. 


To achieve a unique and creative look, try opting for bold pieces of stone that come in a range of different shapes, colors and sizes. Mixing and matching various pieces will give you a more eclectic look that you are sure to love. 


All white


Painted fireplaces are stylish yet classic and timeless. A simple coat of paint freshens up your old fireplace while still allowing its original character to shine through. 


In a neutral space, a textured white feature wall is a visual treat. Try adding a natural element such as limestone that will give any room extra oomph. 


Natural storage


Another idea is to add a shelf or crevice in your fireplace where you can store extra firewood or other useful items. You can also use this space to show off your favorite décor items that will add to the aesthetic of any room. 


Adding accents


Accents are another way to add personality to a fireplace or hearth and ensures that everything blends in seamlessly with the rest of your space. 


GMS Werks offers natural stone fireplaces and other natural stone surfaces in Omaha, Nebraska. Contact us today to learn more about our services and product selection

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.