Cast stone is basically a fine concrete material which is commonly used for the coating of outer surfaces of buildings in order to give them the appearance of expensive cultured stone. The approximate costs and value of a typical Fireplace Remodeling project are summarized below. A few things you may notice if you install manufactured stone is the corner edges are a little too perfect for what you would find in nature. The results were so impressive, people can’t tell that the fireplace isn’t real stone.
From majestic, pre-finished mantels to stone surrounds and unique hearth designs, the possibilities are truly endless. After, an amazing transformation with custom shelving to frame in a floor to ceiling stacked stone display! Downdrafts force the hot exhaust gases that are trying to flow up and out of your fireplace back down the flue liner and into your living area.
Also, real stacked stone is extremely heavy and must be installed piece by piece which means the cost of installation is much higher than a faux fireplace remodel. We are in the process of redoing our old brick fireplace and, like you, have sort of framed our existing brick with wood to create a flush surface for the stone veneer.
Stone fireplaces are another popular choice among homeowners, and for good reason. Let’s review: wood burning fireplace wall is built with cardboard, wood siding and wood panelling, and tile facade is framed with wood studs – ALL COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS!!!! Incorporating contemporary touches like granite or quartz with traditional stonework makes an outdated fireplace feel state-of-the-art.
Note how placing the TV off to one side rather than directly above the hearth keeps the focus on the fireplace. I also painted the fireplace box since it was pretty scuffed up from the previous owners. I often use a similar or same type of stone on the fireplace that I do in a kitchen that is open to the main family room where the fireplace exists.