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Add the Beauty of Granite

Granite is a beautiful stone, used in many applications in your home. Are you looking to add a fireplace to your home? Are you in the market for a fireplace upgrade? Granite fireplaces are one of the nicest home upgrades you can add, giving you years of enjoyment. Not only will you have multiple style and design options to choose from, but granite supersedes all others when you consider the impressive qualities that it brings.

Why Use Granite?

Beautiful Design

A granite fireplace will be the central focus of any room in your house. When you want to relax and enjoy the ambiance of a fire, the beauty and durability make it a highly desirable choice. With a wide range of colors and styles, your fireplace can fit into any home design.

Granite can be bold, creating a focal point within the room, or understated, complementing the décor of the room. No matter the impact you want the fireplace to have in your home, the beauty of a granite fireplace will add interest and warmth to your home.

The stone can create a sleek, sophisticated look, or can be cozy or contemporary. With the versatility of this stone, you can be confident that your fireplace will be a beautiful addition to your home’s décor. From the flecked stone adding depth to the natural movement in the stone, the beauty of the stone is unparalleled.

Natural Stone

The use of granite can make your room feel warm and inviting. The natural stone not only sets the look of your fireplace apart from other pieces in the room, the stone itself will retain heat from your fireplace. This can prolong the enjoyment you get from your fireplace long after the fire has been extinguished. Whether you’re using your fireplace for heating purposes or for adding visual interest, the stone will create additional warmth.

Safety and Durability

Safety is a primary concern for many homeowners considering adding a fireplace. Granite is one of the safest materials you could use to build a fireplace. It is completely flame retardant, reducing the risk of fire. Unlike other natural stones, smoke and heat cannot damage the stone, so it will continue to look great for years after you install it. In addition, the stone is scratch resistant, so you won’t have to worry about damaging the surface of your fireplace. When granite is sealed properly, your fireplace is stain resistant and cleans easily, making it simple to care for and keep clean.

Increased Home Value

Many times, homeowners are reluctant to invest in upgrades to their home because the recapture value (the amount the project will add to the value of the home) is generally less than the amount spent on the project. With a fireplace installation, however, the overall value of your home will increase with the installation of a granite fireplace. Typical recapture value for fireplaces are at minimum 100%, making this a smart addition to your home for resale purposes.

Which Parts of a Fireplace can be Granite?

The basic parts of a fireplace that can be made out of granite include the hearth, the surround or the mantle. The hearth, the part of the fireplace that extends out, can be flush with the floor, or raised to provide seating and visual interest. The surround is the decorative framing around the edges of the fireplace, giving it a finished look. The mantle is the shelf above the fireplace, and provides a nice backdrop for home décor elements.

Due to the variants of the stone, every granite slab is different in color and pattern. This gives you maximum flexibility in the design and style of your fireplace and allows you to get exactly the look that you desire. There are limitless possibilities in your fireplace upgrade. With a wide variety of patterns and colors, your custom fireplace will be one of a kind.

Why Granite Huggers?

We are experts in granite fireplace installation and design. We use earth friendly products to build beautiful products out of recycled granite. We save billions of pounds from going to landfills, all while providing you with the gorgeous elements of granite in your home. You can rely on Granite Huggers to help you every step of the way: from choosing the perfect stone, to cutting and then polishing the stone to create the beautiful fireplace you’ve dreamed about. Through the installation process, we will ensure that every aspect of your fireplace upgrade is painless and efficient.

Are you interested in upgrading the look of your home with a granite fireplace? Contact us and we can help you design a granite fireplace that will add value, interest, and beauty to any room in your home.

Call (972) 670-4533 to schedule a consultation and find out the difference granite can make in your home.