If you like the look of stacked stone but want to save some cost, pre-fabbed stacked stone is a good option. Whether you build or remodel your own fireplace or you hire a contractor to do the work for you, careful research before you start designing the focal point of your room and care and precision in the work will produce a wonderful addition or update to any room.
If you have a fireplace made of stone that’s not even and flat, your renovation will be best done by either chiseling all the rock out and preparing your surface from the base wall behind it, or by creating a frame that goes around the stone that you can then attach the drywall to. In many cases, using furring strips attached along the top, sides and bottom will be enough of a frame as long as you anchor the strips to the stone.
For this you will either have to remove all the old material (such as stone or bricks), go directly over the brick (as long as it’s flat) or you’ll want to build a wood frame around it to attach your drywall to it. This is one of the more expensive ways to remodel a fireplace, but it’s also one of the best if you wish to totally transform it. Drywall also allows you to then create your own style and decorative touch.
When looking for an outdoor propane gas fireplace it is very important to make sure that what ever you choose is going to do its job in heating the entire area for which it will be residing so that you can be certain it will keep yourself and your guests warm even in the cold winter months.
Something as simple as a new or improved fireplace mantle can enhance both the look of your fireplace and the room that it sits in. Hiring a wood working contractor can do amazing things for your fireplace surrounds for a fraction of the cost of a typical home remodel.