The glow of a crackling fire and the fragrance of the burning wood brings a feeling of warmth and hospitality into our homes. We mixed up a small batch of concrete patch (some high-tech version that was fireplace compatible) and slopped it onto the fireplace. One of my pet peeves is the TV remodelers who show their audience how easy it is to just add a new mantel or facial wall finish to a fireplace without talking about codes and clearances to combustible materials.
This type of fireplace does not need a chimney because it vents through the wall at the back of the fireplace. A Beautiful fireplace and custom cabinetry upgrade on either side like this one, would have a budget range of $20,000 to $25,000. Inspired by a pattern used by fabric weavers in northern India, this carved stone fireplace surround ($2,800) is a study in quiet beauty.
To do this, put down another layer of your Thinset using a notched trowel and set your tiles into it. Keep in mind that the most important area to be aware of when tiling around a fireplace is the tiles directly above the firebox. These panels are made of stone that has been cut to a thickness of ½ inch to 3 inches.
Bonus Tip: After you repair chips, cracks or other structural damage to your fireplace brick, you can cover up the repairs or mismatched bricks with fireplace brick paint. Contact our fireplace professionals today or stop by our fireplace & stove showroom to find out how we can upgrade the style, function, and efficiency of your fireplace, stove, mantel, surround, or hearth.
We DON’T remodel fireplaces alone—we only transform them as part of whole-home remodeling projects. It will also affect the way that you must install the materials and how they must be cared for throughout the life of your new fireplace. The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors.