Stone fireplaces were among the first fireplaces ever built. They were created to provide heat and they weren’t very elegant or stylish. They were formerly built in old mansions or stately homes.
There are also antique stone fireplaces that represent the majesty of the Roman, Gothic, Greek and Edwardian styles. You will have to think well before installing a stone fireplaces, and choose the feel that you want to create in your home.
For making the stone fireplaces, many kind of stones could be used, among which marble was and is the most popular. This is because marble can be found in many colors and it doesn’t require much maintenance. Sometimes slate is used instead of marble. Stone mantels and antique fireplace screens are just two of the antique accessories needed to maintain a historical theme.
Real antique stone fireplaces can be quite expensive, but as a cheaper alternative you can buy a stone fireplace replica that will add the same class and elegance to your home. Restoring an old fireplace can be more expensive than buying a new one.
Search on the internet and find the right fireplace for your home. There are tens of specialized stores and they will give you an idea of the price and style of the stone fireplaces.
Another important thing is that some stone fireplaces do not require a chimney, making them ideal for those who do not want to build a chimney.