Whether you are planning to build a fireplace, go for a fireplace makeover of an existing one this page can help you plan the most important aspects; the look and savings! And be very, very gentle on the first stone – the firebox and chimney are probably made of brick, too, so a heavy hand will damage the brick structure of the firebox – and that could make the fireplace unusable and unsafe. With the firebox cleaned, the brick lightened up nicely, and we can see the depth of the fireplace more easily.
Stone, brick, granite, and other custom treatments can be combined with any of the fireplaces or fireplace inserts we sell Free-standing stoves can also be the centerpiece for a custom design. For example, you might have a stone fireplace with a mantle wooden or stone coat if you wish.
Granite Fireplace Color Options: All colors seen on our Color Samples” page are available for fireplaces. Our design team is experienced at helping our customers match new stone or woodwork to the existing structure making the renovation seamless. We opted to work around a total demolition of the old brick façade by installing horizontal 12×24 stone tiles over the existing brick.
The look of an existing fireplace can be substantially changed, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Wrapping an entire fireplace wall in stone and adding a custom mantel could run around $9,000. Just make sure to install the fireplace in accordance with all local building codes and the manufacturer’s specifications.
Another option that can sometimes work with the right house and the right fireplace is plastering. The stunning, custom fireplace designs we create will become the focal point of any room they are in and will quickly become the favorite space of your friends, family, and guests.