Brick is the most common fireplace material, but that doesn’t mean yours needs to be boring and ordinary. Whether you are looking to increase your heating efficiency or update the appearance of your hearth, a fireplace remodel is the perfect solution. The most expensive remodel Parko did was for $12,000, which included bookcases, hidden drawers and a mantel leg that concealed a shotgun.
Over time you make a lot of changes to your home’s interior appearance, and the last thing you consider changing is your fireplace, especially if your fireplace is operating fine. With the installation of a New Fireplace in your Master Suite to creating a Stone Fireplace in the family room, you will receive the utmost in customer care and quality product selection.
Don’t call this fireplace unused.” Although fires aren’t stoked in this hearth, it’s found a second life as storage for kids’ toys and games — and some aspiring young artist has discovered that the slate surround makes an excellent chalkboard. From a romantic evening next to the glow of a fire, to enjoying family time while winter happens outside, the fireplace is the heart of your home.
I painted the area around the fireplace box with Olympics Flat latex Zero Voc paint in Black Magic and the rest of the fireplace in Cloud White (flat latex) a Benjamin Moore color. The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors, but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out, our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway.
With real stacked stone you can control the grout lines, how tight the stone is installed, and how the stone pops out from the wall. If your fireplace is still sporting the honey toned wood that was popular in the ’90s, maybe it’s time for an update! We ripped out the rock wall, the mammoth oak mantel, the rock-and-tile hearth and even the fireplace itself and installed one of those newfangled gas fireplaces.