It never ceases to amaze me how many poorly designed fireplaces exist in the world. Unfortunately, the carpenter covered up vents on a heat-circulating fireplace with wood. Stone fireplaces are another popular choice among homeowners, and for good reason. You could see how this floor-to-ceiling fireplace completely dominated the room. Nestled between large, long windows and lacking a mantel, this brick fireplace struggled to stand out.
Common options include stone or brick refacing and mantel replacement or modernization. A mantel that is too big or too small can have a big impact on the overall look of your fireplace. The opening is critical and to make it look right, you have to know what you’re doing because whatever stone you pick out, it’s going to close that opening down a little bit,” says Frederick.
If you live in an area with frequent power outages, you know how handy it is to have a fireplace during the winter. You can water down the whitewash even more than was done here to very subtly tone down the color of your brick fireplace. Fireplace remodeling can transform any room that feels old and out-dated into a modern, warm and inviting setting.
A custom freestanding iron fireplace screen will not only make your fireplace safer, but it will give your fireplace remodel that one-of-a-kind, Where did you find this piece?” quality. 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.
Our design team is experienced at helping our customers match new stone or woodwork to the existing structure making the renovation seamless. Whether you want to add a new wall treatment or majestic stone surround, or if you’d like a new mantel or raised hearth platform, we can coordinate a professional installation that will leave you excited to light your next fire.