If you like the look of stacked stone but want to save some cost, pre-fabbed stacked stone is a good option. We have a rustic-style, mountain home… and this fireplace has never really fit in. White plaster isn’t the best choice for a fireplace anyway- it gets dirty every single time we had a fire in the fireplace… and you can see that the plaster was starting to crack along the bottom of the fireplace too.fireplace remodel

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.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Since we had the wall open in the back we installed a power outlet and cable for our tv. I’m not usually a fan of tvs over the fireplace but in this room we didn’t have another space I liked better for the tv and we love to watch movies together so we wanted a tv in here.

The Craftsman-style custom hand-fired ceramic tile and squared-off concrete slab hearth for sitting lend much-needed texture, color , and character to the fireplace Built-in cabinetry – also made from maple with a dark walnut stain – flanks the fireplace, housing media equipment, games, fireplace accessories , and more.

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.