In day one of our fireplace remodel, our primary goal is to demolish the existing volcanic rock fireplace and hearth. Since we knew what the thickness of the floors would be, we made shims out of scrap wood that were slightly thicker than the flooring and placed them around the fireplace. For centuries, durable, fireproof ceramic tile has been used to make expressive fireplace surrounds, with color and style giving clues to architectural eras.
And unlike these other materials, you can also use stone just as easily in the outdoors. The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors. You could see how this floor-to-ceiling fireplace completely dominated the room.
Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Fireplace Remodeling project. We don’t want cleaning-splatter all over the new stucco, so we scrubbed the fireplace as an intermediate step. Teak wood squares applied in a basket-weave pattern add intrigue to this fireplace design by Lori Dennis and SoCalContractor.
Dave definitely had his work cut out for him with this white-painted brick fireplace. Hiring a customized wood working contractor can do amazing things for your fireplace surrounds for a fraction of the cost of a typical home remodel. Fireplace design usually takes on the theme of the basement, such as a stained wood mantel or a more formal painted white mantel.
We mixed up a small batch of concrete patch (some high-tech version that was fireplace compatible) and slopped it onto the fireplace. You can design your fireplace in a country style, as well as a classical or contemporary design. Perhaps one of our most drastic transformations, the old wall was removed and a modern limestone tile fireplace with clean, crisp lines built in its place!