There are a number of features that set a luxury home apart from any other – it has a number of features that are very distinctive and custom-designed for that home. This adds a unique character to the space and gives it a luxurious look. While it’s true that the weather in Australia doesn’t generally call for the warmth of a crackling fire, many luxury homes do sport fireplaces. These features are perfect for days on which there is a nip in the air and you want to create a very warm and cosy atmosphere in your home.
Mantels – materials to choose from
In fact, these features become the focal point of the room and most of the décor is centred on it. This is why you have to be careful while choosing a design for your fireplace and mantel. It’s important to choose the right materials and ensure that they complement the overall interior design concept of your home. Here are some ideas that will help you make a more well-informed choice:
There are a number of ways in which you can use wood to build fireplace mantes. If you prefer a more traditional and conservative look, you can opt for stained or painted smooth surfaces. For a more classic look, you can use reclaimed wood that has a rough-hewn surface.
Depending on the type of décor you have in your home, you can choose to get the wood carved either in a simple or ornate manner. When you are getting custom-made mantels, you have the freedom to choose the kind of finish you want. You can also place something that has sentimental value there, to add to the charm of the overall setting.
Brick & stone mantels
These are another popular choice. Today, you will find bricks of different colours, textures and effects and many of them are full of character. If you prefer the look of natural stone, there is a vast variety of that to choose from as well. Mantel s made of agate that has been polished to a shine, looks stunning, to say the least. The dramatic colours, swirls and patterns can add drama to your living spaces. You can also use sandstone or rough river rock if you like; for a more dramatic and modernistic look, you can use polished black slate.
If your home leans on a more minimalistic styling and has a very modern look, you can choose to get a metal mantel installed. If you are using this in a more traditional setting, ensure that your designer customises the look and makes the finish more textured.
Cast stone mantels
These add a unique look to your home and can be custom-designed to look spare, textured, ornamental or stained.
Many people like antique and artistic décor pieces in their home and they befit a custom luxury home. You can purchase these while on your travels abroad or from dealers in Australia as well. Based on which era and geographical location they are from, they may be very simplistic or ornate.
These are another unique option and you can get customised mantes that are made with a combination of materials. So, you can have a stunning piece made from stone and metal, or agate and wood put together.
The best custom designed mantels
As you can see, there are endless possibilities in mantel designs and you can discuss your requirements with your builder, architect or designer and get the kind of mantel you like. For any more information about building a custom-designed luxury home, call us today at +61 0414 998 727. We ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained in the work and that you get a custom built luxury home you would love to live in.
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