What to Know about Remodeling Your Fireplace
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What to Know about Remodeling Your Fireplace

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Mitchell Parker added this to How to Remodel Your Fireplace
Project: Remodeling a fireplace wall.Why: Replacing a fireplace wall is mostly an aesthetic choice, but besides pleasing you now, an updated fireplace can also can add resale value. Who to hire: Someone with plenty of experience remodeling fireplaces is recommended if the job is more than just drywalling or plastering. Someone like Rita Henry, at Distinctive Mantel Designs, will consult with clients through email and provide renderings and design plans so they can hire a local general contractor to do the actual work. Brick fireplaces are the most popular to replace. Henry says a quick and easy solution is to simply wrap the brick in either tile or wood, leaving the exposed brick for the firebox. “It’s a more updated look that’s one of the least expensive,” she says. And that way the brick will remain beneath the new material in case a future home buyer prefers brick. For the brick fireplace shown here, she wrapped the whole thing in tile.

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Kim Watson added this to DINING ROOM
border options for brick on niche in dining room and along kitchen wall to add interest
preciouswumi2 added this to preciouswumi2's ideas
just like the tile wrap up idea, hope is not too expensive.
KM Paintings added this to Current Kitchen Remodel
Saving to show a brick fireplace like ours that was refaced. See next photo
Debra McLeod added this to Fireplace
This fireplace was remodeled into a painted white fireplace
ybchi added this to Before & After 2016
BEFORE Fireplace: the wall project
Linda Anthony added this to Old houses to new look
Before: Remodeling a fireplace wall. Why: Replacing a fireplace wall is mostly an aesthetic choice, but besides pleasing you now, an updated fireplace can also can add resale value.