Remodeling - Improvements - Maintenance & Repairs
YOUR FIREPLACE A NEW LOOK
- There are various makeovers you can give your fireplace ranging
from a new mantel to a complete new look.
you start imagining a new look, remember that fire codes will have
to be considered. Any combustible product that you might use, such
as wood, will have to be a certain distance from the firebox. Your
local building department can inform you of the code requiring the
FRONT FIREPLACE - The options can be a complete refacing of
the fireplace with marble tile or just painting the brick. Shown
below is a standard brick fireplace with a pine mantel. The brick
was painted and given a faux finish using teabags. The existing
mantel was disassembled and rebuilt. The dental was removed and
crown installed in it's place. The sides of the fascia were refinished
option to refacing your fireplace is to use marble. The 1st fireplace
pictured below uses 12x12" marble tiles. All of the brick was
covered with marble and finished in oak. One thing to consider with
marble is it's softness. Unlike granite, marble is a softer material
and is subject to scratching.
not always necessary to have custom marble slabs made, although
it is an option as shown in the middle image below. This fireplace
was made up of 4 slabs by a local granite supplier. A floating mantle
was installed afterward.
all fireplaces are traditional in appearance. The 3rd fireplace
below is a ventless prefab and was finished in a south western design
by Thomas Libucki Home Services, LLC.
this article touches on the idea of refacing your fireplace, there
are many more options that can be done. These include the very contemporary
to the very ornate. What you decide to do with your fireplace and
how far you decide to take the makeover is completely up to you
and the building and fire code book.
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