If you like the look of stacked stone but want to save some cost, pre-fabbed stacked stone is a good option. 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.
If you have a fireplace made of stone that’s not even and flat, your renovation will be best done by either chiseling all the rock out and preparing your surface from the base wall behind it, or by creating a frame that goes around the stone that you can then attach the drywall to. In many cases, using furring strips attached along the top, sides and bottom will be enough of a frame as long as you anchor the strips to the stone.
Whether homeowners are looking to increase their heating efficiency with a new fireplace insert or update the look & feel of their hearth with a fireplace remodel, Yankee Doodle offers custom fireplace designs & remodeling services Each and every installation is custom designed to match the specific ideas & styles of the homeowners and then constructed to fit the intricate specifications of the space.
Fire codes vary across the country but most require five to six or more inches of non-combustible facing between the opening of a wood-burning firebox and the leg of a wood mantel and codes usually call for ten to twelve inches of non-combustible facing between the top of the opening of a wood-burning fireplace and the bottom of a wood mantel header.
For this you will either have to remove all the old material (such as stone or bricks), go directly over the brick (as long as it’s flat) or you’ll want to build a wood frame around it to attach your drywall to it. This is one of the more expensive ways to remodel a fireplace, but it’s also one of the best if you wish to totally transform it. Drywall also allows you to then create your own style and decorative touch.