If you’re in the market for an antique fireplace, you probably have something specific in mind. You probably want one to perfectly suit both the look of your room, and the home in which the fireplace will be located.
There’s a lot more you need to know, though. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what some of the more important things to consider when you start looking at antique fireplaces, and how to weigh these factors to make the best possible decision.
Get the Location Right
Most people want to put the antique fireplace in their living room, but that’s not always the case. Antique fireplaces can be placed in just about every room in a home, whether it’s the dining room, the bedroom, or even the kitchen or the bathroom.
The choice isn’t always based on the type of room, either. Maybe you have a spot in your house that tends to be cold, and if you have a lot of traffic going through that room a fireplace can take the chill off. The layout of the home may play a role in this choice, too. Some homes have chimneys in odd places or adjacent to rooms where they’re not normally found, so this can play a role in your selection as well.
The size of the fireplace matters, too. You want something that can fit the chimney, so make sure to double check to see that your fireplace is smaller than the width of the chimney breast.
Also, check the depth of the fireplace. Make sure it’s not sticking out too far into the room where you’re going to put it, especially if you have a lot of foot traffic going through that particular room on a daily basis. Finally, take pictures. It’s not always easy visualizing your home when you get to the store, so having your phone along can help you match up with the right antique fireplace.
Know Your History
While you may be open to selecting an antique fireplace from several different historical periods, it helps to have your choice narrowed in advance.
This is especially important if you know your exact period. Knowing the materials, the size and other particulars from your chosen historical period can make it that much easier when you get to the store and you need to make a final choice.
At Thornhill Galleries, they are well-versed in all these areas, and they have a large selection as well. Visit their website, https://www.thornhillgalleries.co.uk/ before you start shopping, and when you get there they’ll help you get the perfect antique fireplace for your individual needs.