A fireplace is the focal point of home design and remodeling.

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2018-08-03

Fireplaces

A fireplace is the focal point of home design and remodeling.

A fireplace makeover can drastically change the look and feel of a room and there are many different ways to do it.

From simply painting the brick around your existing fireplace to installing split-faced stone around it, to completely cover the wall around the firebox from floor to ceiling with marble.

There are quite a few options. Something that homeowners would want to consider is changing out a wood burning fireplace and going with natural gas or propane. It is quite easy to do and will be more cost efficient for the homeowner in the long run.

Paint

The simplest way to remodel your fireplace would be to just paint it.

You can select a color that flows with the current style of your home. A second paint option would be to give it a coat of white paint to make it look elegant and brighten up a dark room.

Drywall

For a complete transformation, an option would be to completely remove any old brick or stone around the fireplace and install drywall. This gives the homeowner a blank canvas to play with.

Once the drywall has been properly installed you can choose to simply paint it or tile it.

Tile

There are many different kinds of heat resistant tiles that come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes that can be used.

Dramatic effects can be achieved by going floor to ceiling with the tile or a focal point can be created by just tiling right around the fireplace, allowing for shelving to be installed on either side to open up the area.

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