If your fireplace is in need of a facelift, find inspiration to get started from these remarkable makeovers, complete with new mantels, fabulous surrounds, and cozy hearths. To splurge and save for this fireplace remodel, the demolition and the barn siding were tackled do-it-yourself style, while the steel floating mantel was custom made by a high-end fabricator. The now-striking fireplace surround boasts beautifully carved, white-painted moldings that frame the dark-painted fireplace bricks.
By designing everything to work together, the stacked stone fireplace renovation took on a larger scale and looked more appropriate for the space. It would have appeared to have been pasted on and wouldn’t have the more realistic and permanent feature that a stone fireplace should have.
From conception to construction and everything in between, a professional will be the most useful tool during a re-facing of a fireplace. For an entire fireplace facelift many homeowners will simply use construction adhesive (one specifically labeled for masonry applications) to apply new marble, granite or stone facing right on top of the existing brick.
With real stacked stone you can control the grout lines, how tight the stone is installed, and how the stone pops out from the wall. The corner fireplace in this Mid-Century Modern home remodel designed by Celeste Lewis Architecture ties a living space together with the small kitchen.
Determine what can be done with the existing firebox surround if this is the focus of your fireplace remodel. Keep in mind that brick or stone often soaks up the paint very well so you’ll want to prime it first. Something as simple as a fireplace mantel can also instantly change the style & appearance of your fireplace without breaking your budget.