It never ceases to amaze me how many poorly designed fireplaces exist in the world. I just love the tile that she chose for this fireplace and how it plays so well with the oak mantel. She had a craftsman look to her home, but the asymmetry of the fireplace made if very difficult to incorporate that type of look. The look of an existing fireplace can be substantially changed, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
When you are ready to proceed with your remodeling or home improvement project give us a call at 877 REMODEL (877-736-6335). Speaking of masonry, we do all the stone and brick work on all our renovations and restorations. Granite Fireplace Color Options: All colors seen on our Color Samples” page are available for fireplaces.
The new fireplace is now the room’s centerpiece with a sheet-metal surround and stained-oak trim. We can remove a fireplace, install a new fireplace and reface the walls in under a week most of the time. If a contemporary look is what you’re after, consider metallic colors like a stainless steel for your fireplace remodeling project.
The brick is covered with a glass-tile surround to give the fireplace a modern look. To do this, put down another layer of your Thinset using a notched trowel and set your tiles into it. Keep in mind that the most important area to be aware of when tiling around a fireplace is the tiles directly above the firebox.
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.