Changing the look of a fireplace involves more planning than most people realize. Give your hearth a fresh new look and increase your heating efficiency all at the same time with a fireplace makeover. When attaching your drywall or plasterboard directly over the fireplace wall, you’ll have to cover the joints with tape and compound and then attach your plasterboard with masonry adhesive or screws.
Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) -certified chimney and fireplace professionals are expert masons. You need to mechanically fasten the stone to the brick using corrugated metal strips and masonry screws that are driven into the brick. We can also take the old wood fireplace and turn it into an efficient, easy-to-use, no-mess gas fireplace.
The combination of rich earthy colors gives this fireplace a classy arts-and crafts vibe. The approximate costs and value of a typical Fireplace Remodeling project are summarized below. We literally went down the road about a mile to pick out Tahoe blend rocks off the side of the road to use for our fireplace.
The good thing about any type of fireplace remodel project is that it’s possible, as long as you have a well-developed plan, an appropriate budget and the right individuals or advice to perform the work. The concrete can be painted to match the color scheme of the room, then sealed to prevent staining from ash, if your fireplace is the wood-burning type.
To add a bit more visual appeal, we handmade a barnwood-style fireplace screen, tailored to our fireplace dimensions. A basement fireplace creates a pleasant ambience by adding a lot of character to the finished basement space and has real practical value by generating warmth.