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Concrete Industrial Fireplace Remodel Meets Cozy Chic

Concrete Industrial Fireplace Remodel Meets Cozy Chic

Did you ever try to figure out what would be a perfect fireplace to accent our room only to fumble without a clear picture of what that might be? The surface of tile is much easier to keep clean than brick or stone and dirt and soot can easily be wiped away. Below we’ll explore these options to help you decide how to make your fireplace the most commanding feature in the room. It doesn’t matter if you are starting from scratch with a new fireplace or remodeling your old fireplace; we can design, create and maintain your fireplace, wood burning stove or chimney.

Whether you are looking to add a raised hearth or you’d like to add a majestic floor-to-ceiling wall treatment around your beautiful, new gas fireplace, we can help you through the remodel process quickly & easily. Our team will listen to your wants and needs and work to give you the fireplace you envision for your space.

No matter where your fireplace is located, nothing warms your home’s cockles more than a crackling fire burning in a beautifully designed focal point fireplace. Our plan was to leave an empty space in the stone where the wall mount was, but we realized that the TV wouldn’t cover up as much of the blank space as we thought it would.fireplace remodel

If you are in the process of an outdoor fireplace design, let your imagination flow and have fun with it. Depending on the style you prefer, this will determine the type of fireplace designs that’ll work best for you. While a fireplace reface could be done as a DIY project, Frederick notes that there is an artistry involved in re-facing a fireplace with natural stone.

Another way to save time and labor cost, as well as recognizing some …

Outdoor Gas Fireplace

Outdoor Gas Fireplace

Usually someone will become unhappy with the current look or function of the existing fireplace. We can help refresh your space by adding a beautiful new mantel or replacing dated brickwork with modern natural stone. But you can’t just turn any old fireplace into a visual masterpiece—that’s where the expert craftsmen at Hatfield Builders & Remodelers make the difference.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Before its remodel by Nathalie Tremblay of Atelier Cachet, a dull white surround and beige wall did nothing to highlight this fireplace. Others will remove some of or the entire existing facing surface before installing new facing stone. Your remodeling can be drastic like tearing down your old fireplace and replace it with a new one which is the more costly option and will require skilled labor like a professional mason skilled in fireplace remodeling.

If one of your remodeling ideas is to add a new mantel or customize an existing mantel, you may be able to perform this remodel on your own. Unfortunately, the carpenter covered up vents on a heat-circulating fireplace with wood. Converting your fireplace to gas is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a fire without the work of burning wood!

Her husband, Frank, did a beautiful job reducing the mass and making the fireplace a gorgeous focal point in the room. How you tackle a cosmetic update will be entirely dependent on the material used for your fireplace. 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.fireplace remodel

Most of the stones which appear to be lime stone on buildings constructed around the turn of the century are probably cast stone. Many homeowners design their stone fireplace to fit into the natural surroundings …

Contractions In Dialogue

Contractions In Dialogue

Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Words in parentheses are no longer commonly used, but some still exist in common expressions such as colla voce. Labor may begin soon after the mucus plug is discharged or one to two weeks later. Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade provided the inspiration for this activity with her Creepy Contractions post.contractions

The character didn’t yet understand the concept of contractions and I had to go in and take them out if I put them during the first draft. Using contractions in your writing often sounds more natural, especially if you are writing dialogue and want the conversation to sound real.contractions

In the days or weeks shortly before labor, Braxton Hicks contractions may become rhythmic, relatively close together, and even painful, possibly fooling you into thinking you’re in labor. If you’re less than 37 weeks pregnant these could be signs you’re going into premature labour and you should contact your doctor or midwife immediately.

Contractions usually start in the lower back and move to the front of the abdomen. If you’re not having regular contractions signaling preterm labor, try calming the cramps by drinking plenty of water, taking a warm bath, emptying your bladder and breathing rhythmically.contractions

Words like can’t (can + not), don’t (do + not), and I’ve (I + have) are all contractions. I basically would rest quite a bit because I was so uncomfortable with the contractions. Your practitioner has likely told you when to call if you think you’re in labor (when contractions are five to seven minutes apart, for instance).…

Heat Things Up With Fireplace Remodel Ideas

Heat Things Up With Fireplace Remodel Ideas

A stone fireplace design, regardless of whether it is natural stone or cast, is a symbol of beauty and elegance that will last a lifetime. The fireplace is often one of the most treasured features of the home – but unfortunately, it can also be one of the most neglected. I believe that code requires a 1-foot zone of non-flammable materials around the fireplace sides and 16 inches along the top (if you tackle this project, consult your code enforcement department and a fireplace expert!).

During the 60’s and 70’s, large heavy brick or stone fireplaces, mantels, and hearth were often used in décor but are now out of vogue, so homeowners may look for a way to update the look but keep their functional fireplace. Plus, burning wood in your fireplace can lead to crackling that throws sparks into the surrounding area.

Please take a look at our fireplace remodeling book for design ideas and concepts. You can change the shape or the size of the mantel to provide different proportions to your fireplace. The important thing to remember when refacing a fireplace is to understand your local code.fireplace remodel

To discuss fireplace transformations as a part of your whole-home redesign, call Hatfield Builders & Remodelers at 213-278-6261 or contact us online now ! We DON’T remodel fireplaces alone—we only transform them as part of whole-home remodeling projects. Natural stone – This is the most common material of all design outdoor fireplace.

Limestone or soapstone can also be used as a fireplace cobblestone for an exceptional fireplace. If you feel that your wood-burning fireplace requires too much maintenance, consider replacing it with a gas burning fireplace. We’ll work with you to design a beautiful bathroom remodel that fits your needs.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Drywall Repairs

Drywall Repairs

Drywall repair is one of the most common projects we are asked to do. From a small hole caused by a door knob to holes created when plumbers or electricians need to open a wall for access. Place a taping knife or thin plywood behind the tool to prevent additional damage to the wall — be especially careful not to lever against unsupported drywall or the tool will punch a hole that will require a more extensive repair. Your insured and fully bonded team of experts brings years of valuable expertise to your drywall or plaster repair.drywall repair

The sheets of the drywall can be made from fiberglass instead of paper to prevent mold growth. Making a straight-sided shape will allow you to easily replace that piece of drywall. Typically a dark stain or hairline crack appears along a joint line where the drywall compound has been dissolved by the water and the tape has let loose.drywall repair

First, self-employment is becoming the new work force and secondly, home repair will always be with us. Now all you need to do is coat the edges of the hole with joint compound and fix the patch into the hole. Repairing a large hole in drywall involves installing backing, then filling with spackling compound.

As for the ones that attempt to repair their own drywall themselves, the job always turns out lousy. Drywall : Drywall, also known as gypsum board, is the building material used to put up interior walls in a home or other building. Use a drywall knife, jabsaw (keyhole saw), or utility knife to cut away the damaged section of drywall.

Once dry, sand your patch until you cannot feel any seams between the patch and the existing wall. Our top drywall installation level can deliver a completely finished product with …

Outdoor Fireplace Design

Outdoor Fireplace Design

While completely renovating his living room and kitchen, customer Scott Tomlinson needed a DIY solution to cover his outdated brick fireplace. Been wanting to do something with our fireplace…this may be the inspiration I needed to commit to! Our design team is experienced at helping our customers match new stone or woodwork to the existing structure making the renovation seamless. Necessary Improvements & Wish List: Make a list of what needs to be done and what you’d like to do. If your fireplace doesn’t work, or there are structural issues, these will need to be the top priority for your remodel.

In building or remodeling a fireplace it is extremely important that materials be installed properly. After all, the fireplace wall makes such a significant design statement and, I find, can really speak to the design aesthetic in other areas of the home to help balance the design and keep a flow to the overall look.

Best time of year to do this project: This is a year-round project, but if you’re considering adding hardwood to a room or doing anything to the walls, including painting, it’s best to do the fireplace first. In addition to facing on the wall around a fireplace opening, wood-burning fireplaces require a non-combustible hearth that extends outward 18 to 20 inches in depth from the fireplace and 8 or more inches to either side of the fireplace opening.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Patterns and designs can adorn the stone, even cutting out the homeowner’s country, state or county of birth carved out of the stone pieces. From conception to construction and everything in between, a professional will be the most useful tool during a re-facing of a fireplace.

The design pro and blogger transformed her dark and dated fireplace into something bright and beautiful by whitewashing the brick. …

Wallboard Repair

Wallboard Repair

Wall Works provides professional drywall repair services in Murrieta, CA and the surrounding areas. You will know what your project will cost without the worry of additional or hidden charges on your final invoice. Chris’ Advanced Drywall Repair are the San Clemente drywall experts who provide quick, perfect patchwork to rid any flaws in your San Clemente drywall.

Our experienced Drywall Contractors are experienced in all types of installation from metal stud to wood. With 45 years of professional experience and a do it right attitude I have the knowledge, experience to provide you with the best repair service available by any contractor in Greensboro.

USG Sheetrock® Brand Drywall Repair Clips can be used to repair large holes and water damage in one hour fire-rated 1/2-in. In this For Pros By Pros video series, drywall expert Myron R. Ferguson shares his no-nonsense tips for making the job go smoother, and for getting a perfect finish every time.drywall repairdrywall repair

Mike Run’s a small painting & drywall company, in Oakland county Mi. they have been in the home repair and restoration industry for over 14 years. You either do it yourself or you hire a company to do the sheetrock repair for you. Call us today for a free repair estimate, or fill out the simple form on our contact us” page.drywall repair

The RRP rule is controversial, primarily due to the increased cost remodelers incur as a result of having to set up dust containment apparatuses, 3 including sealing off doorways and HVAC ducts with plastic. Costs to prepare the worksite for Drywall Repair, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.…

Team J’s Second Grade Fun

Team J’s Second Grade Fun

Congress increased the corporate tax rate from 10 percent to 12.5 percent. These types of contractions usually last between 1 to 2 minutes, which may seem like an eternity to most of us! You may get these contractions when you’re tired, dehydrated, or on your feet too much. Later after this activity we discuss how the band-aid is really called an apostrophe in contractions.

When you have four to six contractions for two hours in a row, it’s time to call the doctor. If your contractions become longer, stronger, more regular and more frequent, your labour may be starting. They are painful and rhythmic and can really fool you into believing that they are real contractions.

Note: An apostrophe is generally used in contractions to show where letters or sounds have been left out. Visualize what the contractions are accomplishing, the thinning and opening of the cervix and the pushing of the baby downward. Contractions are extremely common in speech and fiction, quite common in magazines and newspapers, and less common in academic journals.contractions

We make contractions with auxiliary verbs, and also with be and have when they are not auxiliary verbs. During labour, the uterine contractions may be suppressed by administering ether or magnesium sulphate during contractions. Braxton-Hicks contractions: In the weeks before delivery, many women experience uterine contractions.contractions

As your labour gets going, your contractions will usually get stronger, longer and closer together. Listen to yourself next time you speak and you’ll (you will) notice that there are many words that we say without giving much thought to how they’d (they would) be written – if we were to write every word we spoke.contractions

How To Repair Drywall In 9 Simple Steps

How To Repair Drywall In 9 Simple Steps

We are capable of fixing all types of drywall issues and our trained professionals will ensure that everything gets done properly the first time. Draw an X on the wall above the hole and an arrow on the patch that points at the X so you’ll know how to orient the patch in Step 6. Also known as gypsum board, any damage to it is commonly remedied through homeowners doing the drywall repair themselves or hiring a pro.drywall repair

In this case all that is required is cutting out the affected area, usually only a 3′ – 4′ area and patching it in. In either situation cost is typically under $300. To patch a hole the size of a golf ball you will need a drywall patch or sheetrock tape, a small amount of joint compound, a finishing trowel, and 120 grit sandpaper.

Make sure to leave extra backing all around the patch to attach to the drywall surrounding the hole. Our experienced and professional staff also installs drywall for remodels, renovations and additions. If drywall repair sounds too complicated, consider hiring a professional drywall installer or handyman to patch the holes.drywall repair

Use USG Sheetrock® Brand Drywall Repair Clips with USG Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels, Joint Tape and Joint Compound. If you need a free drywall repair / Sheetrock estimate, bid, quote or proposal call today. Using expert techniques and the finest plaster and drywall compounds, we can recreate a seamless surface so that, after painting, the previously damaged spots are indistinguishable from the rest of the wall.

I plan on investigating this disparity by attempting to repair a drywall hole myself, thus challenging the typical role of the male in the household and the traditional images of male/female toughness. You can rest assured that you are hiring the best and …

Fireplace Remodeling Options

Fireplace Remodeling Options

Residents trust in Inglenook Energy Center to provide the perfect wood or gas fireplace, mantel, or surround accessories that will complete an amazing fireplace makeover. We actually built cabinets all the way to the floor flanking the hearth which house the electronics and the hearth was also brought to the floor with a slab of stone sunk into the hardwood to lower it. We did this so we could build the mantel low enough to place the flat screen above it. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures that show that detail, wish I did!fireplace remodel

This kitchen remodel also by Craftsman Design and Renovation uses Pratt and Larson field tile combined with a leaf mural and a geometric border by Metolius Ridge Tile Mixing the styles strikes a balance between the traditional craftsman glass fronted cabinets and the modern stainless appliances, tying everything together.

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.

We’ll just stucco over it. Above the fireplace, where the lava rock extends to the ceiling, we’ll remove the rock, because the room just isn’t big enough to carry the enormity of that floor-to-ceiling stone, and a regular wall above the fireplace makes it easier to hang a picture, big TV, or whatever.fireplace remodel

If your fireplace seems to be falling apart, we also offer fireplace restoration and, in more extreme cases, fireplace repairs If you use your fireplace a lot or have not used it all since purchasing your house, it is easy for the fireplace itself and the mantle to fall …