Fireplace renovations

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  • Because of the Ukraine conflict, the energy price is set to rise again.
  • You may still prefer a conventional fireplace with a mantelpiece, but there are now many more options to consider.
  • Try to pick out your chosen colour in accents such as cushions and rugs, and smaller pieces of upcycled furniture for a more cohesive look.
  • She says it “saved us £1000’s and is just as good as new”.
  • Finally, if you have considered all of our cheap fireplace remodel ideas, there is one often overlooked option – try rearranging your furniture or adding a few new accessories.
  • If you’re not ready for a full fireplace remodel yet, try these easy updates to makeover the fireplace and give it a new look.

We would now have to remove the lintel above and block work around to be able to comply with building regs. We have decided to go for a inset log burning stove which will look lovely but cost a lot more than I had intended. The beautiful but dated woodwork was painted white, and the old beige square tile face and inlaid hearth were replaced with modern beautiful white marble tile in a herringbone pattern.

Whitewash Painted Brick Fireplace with Built

And that meant there was quite a lot of filling in to make the whole thing a lot more plumb so that we could tile it. Things like this slow down every project – it would have been nice to just slap on the tiles but there was a lot of prep that isn’t that pretty and just takes time. We laid the new flooring all the way to the wall and filled the inside of the hearth with concrete to even the base and I painted the surround in black and of course, wallpapered. Bear in mind, this is a non-working fireplace so we just wanted to make it a feature in the space rather than just some forgotten hole in the wall as it’d initially started out. So this is what it looked like when the room was in it’s previous incarnation, taken Sept 2013. As this is the best picture I could find, it’s clear I didn’t take too many pictures of the whole thing – it wasn’t horrible but there really wasn’t much to get excited about.

fireplace remodel

We’ve been in touch with some social media influencers who decided to reveal the before and after of their restorations and offer some handy advice. We also remodel to offer the option of connecting two room with a double-sided stove which will then heat the two connected rooms. Although many homes have fireplace, the features often reflect a different era of taste whereas customer aesthetic & design tastes have evolved over the years. This superb idea accommodates 36 of your favourite wine bottles, bringing new life to an unused fireplace.

Paint or Stain Your Old Fire Surround

When we understand what it is you’re looking for, our aim is to provide the best and most cost effective solution for your fireplace. Look at your living room and ask yourself what statement it makes about you and your home. Is it elegant or industrial, shabby chic or clean and contemporary?

We have a great guide on How to Paint a Fireplace which has information on how to paint all types of fire surround, including wood, marble, brick and stone. Most inexpensive fireplace makeovers just need a little TLC and creativity to execute. The fire surround is often the easiest place to start, as you don’t need to worry about gas pipes or brickwork. Here, some paint, new accessories or even a whole new surround can go a long way when you need an easy fireplace update. It makes for a great focal point on a blank wall, and the built-in storage cubbies are removable to access the electrical components for the fireplace and the TV that’s hung above.


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