Options for fireplace stone include granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, and limestone. One of my pet peeves is the TV remodelers who show their audience how easy it is to just add a new mantel or facial wall finish to a fireplace without talking about codes and clearances to combustible materials. The face is the decorative surround which is usually made out of brick and installed to the sides and above the fireplace. We screwed up lath, a metal mesh for the stucco to stick to – it becomes a part of the stucco, and helps attach the stucco to the fireplace.
We will come to your home and show you our portfolio of fireplace remodels in Orlando, and determine the best of look and fit for your particular home or business. If you want to remodel for safety or efficiency reasons, there are numerous things you should search for throughout the course of your remodeling task. The look of an existing fireplace can be substantially changed, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
This project involved the design and fabrication of a new mantel for the fireplace during a complete home remodel. From traditional wood mantel shelves to stained or painted mantel surrounds that include pilasters, facings, and a frieze, we can help create the perfect custom mantel installation that will nicely frame your wood or gas fireplace. Mary’s fireplace was quite dated as you can see from this before picture and didn’t tie in well with the beautiful wainscotting and furnishings in the room. Extensive renovations such as replacing gas lines and adding ventilation can cost upwards of $2,000.
Renovating fireplace plans include: creating a new mantel to go over the top of your fireplace, changing a log burning fireplace into a more efficient gas powered fireplace, adding accessories to match the decor in your home and completely redesigning the entire area with fireplace remodel ideas that change the entire look by updating materials and shape.
Simple remodeling like paint touch ups or installing a new mantle piece are easy to do and this can drastically change the appearance of an old fireplace and it’s also a great way to save money! Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue. After working with the builder to have his crew install the firebox and basic frame when the house was built, I was able to finish the fireplace myself. A trompe l’oeil treatment keeps the homefires ever-burning in this fireplace on Nantucket by Housefox Design.