Custom Built Fireplaces


Fireplaces add warmth to any room, along with heat for chilly nights. A custom built fireplace project may focus on updating the fireplace mantel and surrounding vertical trim. A new/updated fireplace might be part of a larger remodeling project with built-in bookcases, cabinets, etc. Here’s what might be involved in your fireplace project.

Fireplace Location and Fuel

If you’re adding a fireplace, you’ve got to pick a location and the type of fuel used might influence your decision. Most fireplaces still require ventilation and traditionally, that means a chimney although there are other options.

  • Exterior wall
  • Interior chimney
  • Duct work to outside wall
  • Ventless fireplace inserts

Fireplace fuel options range from wood, pellets, natural gas, propane to electric. Here are some questions to help you decide which is the best type of fuel for your fireplace.

  • Do you want your fireplace for it’s appearance, warmth or both?
  • How much space do you want to heat?
  • What fuels are available to you?
  • Are you concerned about having heat during power outages?

Fireplace Materials and Aesthetics

Now the really tough decisions start. What type of finish do you want for your fireplace? Do you want a flat wall with the fireplace pushing out from the wall, or sunk into the wall? What do you envision on either side of the fireplace?

We’ll work with you to pick the right fireplace for your home. You’ll need to lead the discussion on the topics below so think of them as a checklist to get ready for our discussion and together we’ll design your fireplace.

Fireplace Materials Fireplace Decisions
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Corn and other alternative fuels
  • Location – exterior or interior wall
  • Fuel – wood, pellets, natural gas, propane or electric
  • Height – floor or eye level
  • Hearth – floor or raised
  • Wall – flat or bump out
  • Mantel – shelf or flat
  • Side walls – shelves, cabinets, etc.

Gather your ideas and call us to start planning your new fireplace today!