Brick is the most common fireplace material, but that doesn’t mean yours needs to be boring and ordinary. Tiles provide a beautiful fireplace transformation from worn and outdated to contemporary and luxurious. The manufacturer of the fireplace requires that no combustibles by placed within 18” of the vents. Don’t call this fireplace unused.” Although fires aren’t stoked in this hearth, it’s found a second life as storage for kids’ toys and games — and some aspiring young artist has discovered that the slate surround makes an excellent chalkboard.
The drywall and tile went to landfill, but the used fireplace brick was given away free on Craigslist to someone for a landscaping project. Sometimes, good ideas can be as simple as adding attractive accessories to your fireplace. Common options include stone or brick refacing and mantel replacement or modernization.
The brick on the fireplace provides subtle texture to the otherwise white room and furnishings. Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue. As a example, the fireplace style that goes the best with a Georgian colonial style home will have neoclassical details on a white Mantelpiece.
Here is another instance where we returned the stone on the sides of the fireplace to create a heftier, more substantial look. In building or remodeling a fireplace it is extremely important that materials be installed properly. Our hearth professionals and the specialty contractors we partner with can make your fireplace upgrade a pleasant & hassle-free experience.
A full-wall fireplace surround update can become very costly in regard to labor. It’s my pleasure to share with you just one of the many Rumford fireplace projects that have brought warmth and beauty to the homes of many of my friends. Then add a bit of garland, lights and vases with Christmas greenery and sticks-and you’ve got yourself a fireplace that Santa will surely want to visit.