If you’re in the process of a new build or renovating your property, it’s important to be mindful of the impact the individual elements might have on the overall impression of your home. This is particularly true of fireplace due to the fact that they’re often the focal point of the room. From your choice of materials through to size and architectural preferences, it’s the details of a fireplace that make the difference.
Homeowners are spoiled for choice when it comes to materials, but here at Wrights of Campden we’re firm believers that limestone fireplaces stand head and shoulders above the rest. As a family-run stone carving business, we have the quality craftsmanship and access to the finest materials needed to help you create a beautiful limestone fireplace surround in Moreton-in-Marsh. Here are just four of the benefits of limestone fireplaces:
- Unrivalled Sense of Style
Perhaps the biggest advantage of limestone fireplaces lies in the aesthetic factor. From the understated cream of bath limestone to the luxurious honey-yellow of Cotswold limestone, there’s no denying that the colour and texture of the rock are appealing to the eye. Couple limestone’s natural beauty with expert design and you have every chance of creating a limestone hearth that’s guaranteed to enhance the style of both traditional and modern homes. If you really want to take things to the next level, consider customising the design of your fireplace to create a long lasting feature piece that reflects the unique needs of your home, family and design tastes.
- Fantastic Durability
Limestone fire surrounds are built to last and a true artisan will make no sacrifices in the durability department. If obtained from a high quality source and constructed with care, there’s a good chance that your limestone fireplace will outlive just about every other part of the property. Unlike some materials that start to degrade as soon as they’re installed, limestone is notable because it weathers beautifully over time, giving it a unique, organic appearance that is impossible to replicate.
- Low maintenance
Just about every fireplace will look good in the days immediately following installation, but what about further down the track? Regular cleaning can help you preserve the appearance of your fireplace, but let’s face it – nobody enjoys scrubbing the hearth. The good news is that limestone fireplaces are a cinch to clean and maintain, and some warm water mixed with a gentle cleaning product is usually enough to keep it looking fantastic for years to come.
Despite its many benefits as a material, limestone remains very affordable, particularly when compared to other commonly used stones such as marble. Limestone’s great affordability allows you to keep costs low and channel those resources into other parts of the build project.
If you’re thinking about a limestone fireplace in Moreton-in-Marsh, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today on 01386 700497 for a friendly, no-obligation chat about your options.