Remodelaholic

Remodelaholic

Options for fireplace stone include granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, and limestone. The fireplace extends off the side of the house (think chimney climbing up the side of a house – the firebox is in that chimney, outside the room, which is why it’s inefficient). Depending on how much you want to spend, you can opt to completely redo your fireplace or simply repaint the bricks or accent.fireplace remodel

With all of the different types of stone available, it’s easy to find one to fit your interior style. Our very talented friend Neal likes to tinker around with building things, and he offered to re-build our fireplace. Our goal is to give you the fireplace of your dreams without breaking your bank.

If the mass of the fireplace is too much for the room, you can reduce it by adding sheetrock or paneling to the exterior. Because the homeowner was looking for a tiled or stone clad fireplace for a bigger statement, we would have run into a problem with the stone at the top of the fireplace.

One of the things that make all stone fireplaces unique is that no two are alike. Natural stone and stone veneers are priced by the square foot and vary by type, region, size and color. In one case in Kansas City, a homeowner had a carpenter build custom bookcases and trim work around and above the fireplace.fireplace remodel

Most mantels are designed to overlap the outside edges of a stone facing for a clean/professional installation and for an updated and truly designed look! Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Fireplace Remodeling project plan.fireplace remodel

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