Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cast Stone Fireplace Surround

We chose a linear, rectangular shaped fireplace for our kitchen hearth space. Although on the modern side (not really a style in our home), we liked the look.  Also, since a 75" TV will be placed above it (husband's idea),  the thought was that a vertically oriented firebox would make for a balanced look.  Below is the fireplace wall after the dura rock underlayment was hung.  
Here  is a profile view of the fireplace wall (far left), projection into room is 18" (still with just dura rock on surface).
We decided to go with cast stone cladding for the fireplace surround for a clean, simple look. Each stone 'tile' is 1 1/2" thick. This is the schematic of the cladding design. 

Early picture of the cladding installation...

Ceiling and floor trim.... 

We went with an 11" decorative moulding placed between the fireplace and TV space to help make a break between them.  
The cladding finished....    
The fireplace face measures 60" x 17." Here are some close ups, including the stone  media. I tried to get a picture of the flame when the unit is on, but wasn't very successful.  I lightened the image and the flame can kind of be seen.  

I am debating whether to apply a cast stone "frame" around the fireplace, but am going to wait till the TV is up to make that decision.

We are looking forward to getting the area finished and furnished so we can start living in the space. 
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  1. Love it! Cladding the fireplace in stone makes for a great transition between the modern linear style and your more traditional furnishings. Very well done.

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks totally amazing. I love it. The stone is so beautiful. Great idea, this is such a gorgeous room. Thanks fo much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. So pretty! I love the lights hanging over the island.

  4. What a gorgeous space. Your home is going to be stunning. Really. I like the fireplace style and I think that doing it in that stone lends a more traditional flavor back into the design. Nicely done. As for the big TV's I guess they are part of the marriage package. :D Thanks for sharing.
    Can't wait to see it all finished.

  5. I love the stone! The fireplace is amazing and what a great vantage point when you are watching t.v. :)

  6. This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, even during construction! I'm blown away by this room already, and can't wait to see more!!!

  7. What is Lori email address ?

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