Rancho Santa Fe Home Remodeling Contractor Shares Tips for Upgrading Your Fireplace

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Mojo Design and Contracting, specializing in artistic custom designed construction, shares the latest trends in fireplace surrounds, mantels, shelves, and fireplace/entertainment centers.

A fireplace is often the centerpiece of a home where friends and family gather for conversation and relaxation in a cozy space. No wonder fireplaces are more popular than ever. According to a recent NAHB survey, 51% of homes built include some kind of fireplace. In fact, building fireplace mantels, surrounds, shelves, and combination entertainment centers are fast becoming one of the most popular home renovation projects in the country.

“We’ve seen a big surge in remodeling and building unique fireplaces,” says Anthony Austin, owner of Mojo Design and Contracting. “Many homeowners want an eye catching fireplace that not only reflects their personal style but is flanked with custom-built cabinetry with space for a big screen TV and storage for media equipment, books, and display items.”

Here are just a few options homeowners may want to consider:

Timeless Natural Beauty

A soaring stone fireplace can provide an impressive and rustic focal point. Although brick was a common material used for fireplace surrounds in the past, popular materials today include marble, granite, slate, or other types of stone. Stone offers a wide variety of colors and textures and is easy to maintain.

Another option is to add sophisticated molding to a stone surround for a traditional fireplace. Flank with bookcases to add a classic touch. If a homeowner wants the space to be a conversational area as well as a space to watch television, remote-controlled artwork can be used to keep a TV out of sight when not in use.

Contemporary and Streamlined

If a homeowner prefers a modern living space, fireplace designs are available with clean lines and subtle contours to complement the décor. For a more striking look, consider a long linear stainless steel gas fireplace with a massive surround of grey and white marble tiles. Or get dramatic with glamorous black slate and an elegant wood mantel. Add artistic style by using natural river pebbles or striking cobalt blue crystals instead of a traditional log fire. Flat front cabinetry can also add a nice modern touch.

With a combined 30 years of experience, this San Diego home builder can help homeowners select the perfect fireside environment that suits their personal style. In addition to providing distinctive fireplaces for their own clients, they also work directly with Fireside Design Center in San Diego.

Mojo Design and Contracting offers a wide variety of services including residential construction, kitchen and bath remodels, cabinetry, commercial tenant improvements, project management, repairs, maintenance, and handyman services. For more information, please visit Mojo Design and Contracting’s website at http://www.mojodac.com, Fireside Design Center’s website, http://www.firesidedesigncenter.com and/or Mojo Design and Contracting’s profile on BuildZoom.

About Mojo Design and Contracting

Mojo Design and Contracting, Inc. is a unique blend of management, talent, efficiency, ethics, commitment, and creativity. The business provides only the finest in artistic custom designed construction and superior customer service. They proudly serve San Diego North County including Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and Solana Beach.

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