Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace
Those of you who followed our kitchen remodel will be amused to hear that I’ve learned an interesting side effect of household renovations: as soon as you improve one aspect of your home all others look shabby by comparison. From floor-to-ceiling wall treatments to fireplace surrounds and even new mantel installations, customers can enjoy the hearth of their dreams when they work with us to complete their custom fireplace remodel. Check back in later this week for the final post on transforming my fireplace and built-in bookcases including a DIY tutorial on lining the back of bookcases with burlap !
A favorite feature is to add cultured stone from floor to ceiling around the fireplace which can be seen in the basement fireplace gallery where there a lots of fireplace pictures. Mary’s fireplace was quite dated as you can see from this before picture and didn’t tie in well with the beautiful wainscotting and furnishings in the room.
If you consider tackling a fireplace remodel, be prepared to learn about flammability – this is NOT a job you want to screw up. Have funds available to hire a pro if you need one. Manufactured stone — faux stone replicas made of molded concrete — closely mimics dozens of kinds of natural stone for $15 to $20 per square foot, installed.
In this fireplace remodel Beautiful tile floor and old barn wood make this the coziest place in the house. We hung up the TV to get the viewing angle right and make sure we would have enough room for the stone veneer behind it. This project is a good alternative for those of you that desire to give your outdated fireplace a new look without all the mess that tearing it down brick by brick would create.
Will build custom fireplaces and decorative fireplace almost exactly like the fireplace design we create. Before undertaking a large fireplace remodel project, get clear on what you want to accomplish and determine if the cost and any temporary disruption to your living patterns are feasible for your lifestyle.