I labored over the decision about whether or not to replace our fireplace tile for months but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go for it. But now I have one more decision to make – what to do with our fireplace mantel and surround. Tiles provide a beautiful fireplace transformation from worn and outdated to contemporary and luxurious. Moore Heating ran the gas line and installed the fireplace then Artistic Finish did the finish work including our funky new custom maple mantel. If it’s also a function item, such as a fireplace door, it can add safety to your existing fireplace. The natural stone costs more than manufactured hearthstones but for most fireplaces it’s not too large of an area so the difference in cost may be doable. We’ll work with you to design a beautiful bathroom remodel that fits your needs.
The remodel will only take a short time and makes your fireplace seemed remodeled without actually spending much over it. Once you have the names of the contractors who fit the above profile, you have the list of the best masons in your city or town. Whether you build or remodel your own fireplace or you hire a contractor to do the work for you, careful research before you start designing the focal point of your room and care and precision in the work will produce a wonderful addition or update to any room. This means hiring a mason to disassemble the old fireplace and then install a new one.
To add some dimension, we placed the TV over the fireplace and hung a solid walnut mantel, which we purchased online. If your fireplace is in good condition and you’re happy with the type of fireplace it is, maybe it just needs a new look. As a result, we got to work creating a lovely fireplace that compliments the rest of our home. Fireplace renovations run the gamut from repairing mortar between bricks and refacing a fireplace façade to rebuilding an entire chimney. First, we rented a demolition hammer to chisel the stone from the fireplace façade.
Ron had a pretty stark fireplace that clearly dominated the room with its wall-to-wall hearth and floor-to-ceiling brick. Traditional house or kitchen remodeling styles usually concentrated on large pieces such as furniture. Another option is repairing damaged brick, cracked mortar, or other fireplace issues without tearing everything out. A natural stone professional can help guide the homeowner through all necessary steps of the remodel.
For an entire fireplace facelift many homeowners will simply use construction adhesive (one specifically labeled for masonry applications) to apply new marble, granite or stone facing right on top of the existing brick. 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.