A rustic stone fireplace is often an important feature that is very often included in a new log home or timber frame home plan.
So, if you are thinking about including a fireplace in your house plans, you need to consider what kind of fireplace would work best in your new home.
As you look at each rustic stone fireplace picture, consider which rooms in your home will need fireplaces, what kind of fireplace you need, and observe how each fireplace has been decorated.
You have a number of decisions to make before you start your house project. I’m hoping this will help give you some ideas about which kind of fireplace you would like:
Rounded Corners in a Stone Fireplace
River Bed Stone Fireplace
Tall Rustic Stone Fireplace
Built-in Wood Rack
Fireplace in the Center of a Room
Rustic Stone Fireplace with Keystone
Free Standing Fireplace
Fireplace as Room Divider
Another Rustic Stone Fireplace Room Divider
Fisherman’s Dream Fireplace
Stunning Floor to Ceiling Fireplace
Rustic Stone Fireplace with Decorative Brackets
Limestone Rustic Stone Fireplace
Rustic Stone Fireplace Between Windows
Colorful Stones in Rustic Stone Fireplace
Stone Fireplace in a Bedroom
As you consider what kind of fireplace to include in your log or timber home, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Aged stone can give your fireplace an interesting and antique look
Using reclaimed barn wood for the mantel is a green solution and adds interest to your fireplace.
Cultured stone, or fake stone, is lighter than real stone. Some of it is very realistic and beautiful. When you use cultured stone, you may not have to reinforce the structure of your home–costly and more time consuming.
Consider the colors of your walls and floors, and whether you want to have a contrasting rustic stone fireplace.
Also consider textures and lines. For example, if you have horizontal logs on all the walls, you might contrast the lines of the logs with cobble stones, which are more rounded.
Inside or outside? Where do you want your fireplace to be? It can be built inside your room along an outside wall (sticking into the room), flush with the wall inside, with the fireplace actually outside the house. Or you can have it in the middle of a room or use it as a room divider to define spaces within your home.