Once the weather cools down, our thoughts turn from outdoor entertaining and beach days to cosy nights on the couch and long lunches with good food and good friends. Traditionally, the fireplace played a crucial role in many of these winter activates; in staying warm, cooking food, providing a social gathering point and being a source of entertainment. In 2017, the fireplace isn’t quite so crucial to winter survival but stone fireplaces are still a practical and much beloved fixture in many Melbourne homes. This week, we look at five key reasons why a stone fireplace is still a great investment.
There’s nothing like a flickering fire to make your living room feel cosy and welcoming on a rainy winter’s night. A fireplace creates a strong focal point in your living room, drawing together all the design elements to make it feel like a cohesive, welcoming space.
Stone fireplaces have played a key architectural role in buildings of all types for thousands of years and indeed there is something timeless about stone that lends itself to virtually any décor style. Whether you opt for a luxurious marble façade or go for a more rustic look using bluestone or textured limestone, your stone fireplace will flawlessly integrate with your existing décor, and evolve with it as your tastes change over time.
Unique interior design feature
Whilst stone fireplaces used to be a staple in every Melbourne home, they are now a much sought after rarity. Installing a stone fireplace at home will distinguish your property from others in the market, and may even help to boost the overall value of your property with buyers seeking out bold décor elements.
Lowered utility costs
During the winter months, electricity prices tend to soar as people rely heavily on their heating systems. Installing a fireplace is a great way to cut down on winter heating costs and warm your home.
As wood is a renewable resource, a wood burning fireplace is technically a more environmentally sustainable option than using coal fired gas or electric heating.
Stone Design Group specialise in installing stone fireplaces in Melbourne homes. To learn more about our capabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 03 9498 3444.