The sellers of our house gave us this picture to show us the work that they have done to update the living room and fireplace. Please take a look at our fireplace remodeling book for design ideas and concepts. Even contractors forget to include a space for fireplace tools to live,” says Ferrandi. Best time of year to do this project: This is a year-round project, but if you’re considering adding hardwood to a room or doing anything to the walls, including painting, it’s best to do the fireplace first.
Sealing off the room, prep work or demolition, and clean up can all effect the cost of a project. If the mass of the fireplace is too much for the room, you can reduce it by adding sheetrock or paneling to the exterior. Some fireplaces can be resurfaced with manufactured stone or tile, or otherwise creatively updated.
A trompe l’oeil treatment keeps the homefires ever-burning in this fireplace on Nantucket by Housefox Design. Paint the fireplace a vibrant color and complement it with a beautiful high-profile painting. We were willing to pay a contractor to remodel it, but the contractor couldn’t quote a reasonable price without knowing what was underneath.
I just love the tile that she chose for this fireplace and how it plays so well with the oak mantel. We’ll work with you to design a beautiful bathroom remodel that fits your needs. Having your fireplace remodeled is also a great way to help your hearth match the aesthetics in the rest of your home.
For an easy fireplace upgrade you can do yourself, take a (web)page from Terri Klemm. See their previous fireplace or outdoor oven projects, talk with them honestly about design, layout, the look you want to achieve, stone choice, and the intrusion and mess the project entails.