Let me start off by saying I have absolutely no DIY skill set to speak of other than having no fear, and accepting the fact that if things go terribly wrong I may have to hire someone to fix it! Once you’ve decided on the perfect fireplace remodel, it’s time to find the right professional for the job. When I got about half way up the sides of the fireplace I realized that I needed the top of the stones needed to be even with the top of the fireplace. Sandra’s house was built in 1980 and had this tall brick fireplace that she always disliked. A Gas insert can be placed in side a older Brick Fireplace and bring efficient levels up to over 80 percent. Tapping into your vast creative reserves you’re going to transform the look of your fireplace on shoestring budget.
She had a craftsman look to her home, but the asymmetry of the fireplace made if very difficult to incorporate that type of look. You can change the shape or the size of the mantel to provide different proportions to your fireplace. If a contemporary look is what you’re after, consider metallic colors like a stainless steel for your fireplace remodeling project. There are even veneer stone and brick materials that are fairly easy to apply that can give your fireplace a very traditional look.
But you’re really going to hate me when I tell you that the materials for this project cost us less than $200. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can opt to completely redo your fireplace or simply repaint the bricks or accent. The most expensive remodel Parko did was for $12,000, which included bookcases, hidden drawers and a mantel leg that concealed a shotgun. Before, the above fireplace was part of a recent gut and remodel project and was completely redesigned.
This will help you understand the fireplace style that is most appropriate for the architectural style of your house. Of course, the type of Fireplace you select for your home should be influenced by the orientation of the room. Teak wood squares applied in a basket-weave pattern add intrigue to this fireplace design by Lori Dennis and SoCalContractor. Let’s review: wood burning fireplace wall is built with cardboard, wood siding and wood panelling, and tile facade is framed with wood studs – ALL COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS!!!!
Square One will incorporate only the highest quality materials into your fireplace remodel, ensuring that the space remains beautiful and functional for many years to come. Hang wall sconces on either side of your fireplace to dress up the area, in a style that matches the rest of your home’s décor. This remodel brightened our living room and updated it from the 1960s era to 2013.