Replacing a fireplace can be expensive, but simply updating an existing fireplace can be affordable. Don’t call this fireplace unused.” Although fires aren’t stoked in this hearth, it’s found a second life as storage for kids’ toys and games — and some aspiring young artist has discovered that the slate surround makes an excellent chalkboard. While a fireplace reface could be done as a DIY project, Frederick notes that there is an artistry involved in re-facing a fireplace with natural stone.
When you decide where your fireplace will go and what style of design you want you can begin to do some shopping. If a contemporary look is what you’re after, consider metallic colors like a stainless steel for your fireplace remodeling project. Note how placing the TV off to one side rather than directly above the hearth keeps the focus on the fireplace.
The manufacturer of the fireplace requires that no combustibles by placed within 18” of the vents. There are even veneer stone and brick materials that are fairly easy to apply that can give your fireplace a very traditional look. Rebecca and Larry had a very rustic looking fireplace with built-in heavy pine cabinets.
Resurfacing an old fireplace with tile has many benefits when it comes to both looks and maintenance. Many of our customers believe that using an ordinary masonry contractor is the best option when remodeling or rebuilding a fireplace. The most expensive remodel Parko did was for $12,000, which included bookcases, hidden drawers and a mantel leg that concealed a shotgun.
The owner opted not to redesign the woodwork and not to use the fireplace due to the expense to remove and re-design the carpentry work. Stone fireplaces are another popular choice among homeowners, and for good reason. Our team will listen to your wants and needs and work to give you the fireplace you envision for your space.