Gas Fireplace
barbfryyc
October 16, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Renovating the main floor to open concept with a transitional theme. We have a gas fireplace with the old fashioned logs and it's square. How difficult and/or how costly would it be to go with a more contemporary rectangular box and pebbles/crystals? The fireplace wall will become more of a feature wall with some type of built-ins to accommodate our TV on a swing arm. Mantel gone, carpet gone, furniture's gone, draperies gone, wall between kitchen and hall way gone - go big or go home, right?
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This depends on the sooooooo many variables- make and model of new fireplace; existing vent/chimney compatible with new fireplace vent and chimney; type of hearth/surround; additional framing required; electrical requirements; etc. You could be anywhere from 4k-25k.
October 16, 2013 at 5:39PM   
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barbfryyc
Thanks for your input. Who would you recommend I have take a look at it? contractor or HVAC guy?
October 17, 2013 at 12:21PM   
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incubus_of_habit
I recently asked about swapping fake logs for pebbles. Apparently you need a new burner configuration to handle that, so there'd be a cost there. (All that said, I can't understand why gas fireplaces cost so much...they're such simple devices...essentially a big metal box with a gas valve.)
October 17, 2013 at 12:28PM   
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incubus_of_habit
Product idea for anyone in the fireplace industry that's listening: a contemporary replacement for fake logs that doesn't require changing the burner/any parts!
October 17, 2013 at 12:29PM   
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