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stone fireplace near an existing brick fireplace?

nyumbayangu9February 8, 2013
We're adding a screen porch with a fireplace. The screen porch is adjacent to the family room which has a brick fireplace. I would love a stone fireplace on the screen porch, but am unsure of the look because it is about 20 feet from the brick one. what do you think?
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Ironwood Builders
I think it would be OK, the screen porch is outdoor, the brick, indoor. So long as the rest of the decor in the spaces reflects that difference it should be fine.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:52AM
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I would try to place the stone fireplace at a different wall so at least one is not looking directly at both fireplaces at the same angle.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:15AM
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Joni Koenig Interiors
Definitely on a different wall, I agree. What type of stone? You should also think about color and cut and shape and how that relates to the brick
1 Like    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:23AM
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Jayme H.
I think it will be fine
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:35AM
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How about painting the brick so it is less obvious and then the stone will take center stage?
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:48AM
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K.O.H. Construction Corporation
I agree with Dytecture. A different wall would be great. The 2 together would compete against each other and the brick would loose. good luck
1 Like    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:53AM
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North Star Stone

Have you considered covering the brick with a stone veneer to match the new fireplace? You could do that easily and then when you have two, the same color or even contrasting colors, they will blend nicely.

The option of placing the fireplace on another wall always works too, but then we suppose you might cut off your view.

    Bookmark   on Monday at 4:43PM
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