So yesterday I posted my before and after picture of my fireplace remodel. David made a beautiful deco-style mantel out of maple and Mary and David tiled the fireplace in a nice large slate. The cost of insulation and additional flue parts, and even a new pan flashing and termination cap shouldn’t be too bad. If no, adding one could be the perfect home improvement project to take you fireplace to the next level!
Before making cuts, I laid out the tiles around the fireplace to get the configuration right (although it appears an extra corner piece snuck into the photo…hmmm). The easiest way to remodel your old fireplace is to paint it. Most old fireplaces are built with brick around them and a coat of white paint can be an inexpensive option to make it look elegant.
To add some dimension, we placed the TV over the fireplace and hung a solid walnut mantel, which we purchased online. Some retailers offer only standard sizes but the best sites will also offer custom sizes to accommodate the width, height and depth of your stone facing.
But here at Jiminy Chimney, we think the fireplace should enhance the space it’s in and bring you joy when you gather around its warmth. Because our masons are also certified chimney sweeps, they have the training and knowledge of exactly how the fireplace should work and take no shortcuts to get everything up and running.
Oftentimes the simplest way to really set a fireplace off is to create a custom fireplace mantel. You may not know it, but the Gyrofocus steel fireplace was voted the World’s Most Beautiful Object at a 2009 Italian design competition. Fireplace restoration often includes interior and exterior components such as: Stone and brick cleaning, tile cleaning, mortar repointing, damper installation and more.