Renovating Your Fireplace

This works brilliantly for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Stacking wood gives the impression that your fireplace is still in working order, and looks impressively Scandinavian. If you have a wooden theme running through your room, this can tie in beautifully. Moreover, try adding a few drops of pine needle essential oil to the wood every now and again to give your room a fragrant breath of fresh air.

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Give those Sunday afternoon walks extra purpose by taking the opportunity to forage in the hedgerows for pretty foliage to adorn your fireplace. Slip your secateurs in your pocket and be on the look-out for ivy, rose hips, eucalyptus, yew and box cuttings. We’ve got plenty morelog storage ideas where that came from, to make a display of firewood.

Alternatively, expose original brick for a great fireplace idea

Read more about this atThe Lettered Cottage. Get the details of this DIY fireplace with built-ins and a hidden TV by Our Home Notebook. Read more about this basic fireplace update by HOUSEography. See how to re-stain a brick fireplace with Roly Poly Farm. Check out the before and after of this dark gray painted fireplace by Dans le Lakehouse.

Although many have been neglected or ripped out completely, the fireplace is gaining gravitas once more thanks to our current love of all things heritage. Fireplaces can sometimes stand out for all the wrong reasons. So if you want yours to blend in, paint it to match the walls around it. This is particularly effective if you go for a deep colour rather than a pale neutral. Pick out the tone in soft furnishings but make sure there’s enough ‘light’ to contrast with the shad to avoid overkill.

  • Available in three colour finishes with a black brick effect chamber, it can instantly update your old gas fireplace whether you want to create a modern or classic look.
  • So this is what it looked like when the room was in it’s previous incarnation, taken Sept 2013.
  • This allows the stove’s warm, dancing flames to be the focal point.

So, if you require a new fire or you require the entire chimney to be reconstructed, no job is too large or too small. Best of all, we do everything for you and remove all the rubbish to ensure you are left with a new fireplace which is clean and ready to use. With this remodel we removed the old stove, surround and hearth. We then opened up the fireplace to the original builders opening. This was as big as we could go without major structural work. The recess was fire boarded and the Natural Stone hearth was laid.

Update Your Old Gas Fireplace

Instead, we mostly take on small projects that we can complete in a day such as the one described below this. While we love the cosy element that a wood-burning stove brings to a room, we also acknowledge the Clean Air Strategy 2019, which sets about the reduction of emissions at home. Burning wood and coal in open fires and stoves makes up 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of fine particulate matter2.

Brick Fireplace Restoration

Whatever the style, your fireplace should reflect the look you are trying to convey. As winter approaches our thoughts often turn to new fireplaces, and how much an update could improve our living room. For instance, picturing Christmas decorations and cosy homes often centre around the fireplace, with stockings, tinsel, a warm glow and content friends and family. We hope we’ve given you some classy ideas for decorating your unused fireplace, either for practicality or aesthetic appeal.

In particular, the fireplace is one of the main focal points in most homes. And in Derbyshire where there are countless stone cottages, an inviting wood burner of muti-fuel stove is seen as a must have. Chimneys are a single source solution for any renovation project of a fireplace or chimney – we do everything for you.


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