So yesterday I posted my before and after picture of my fireplace remodel. Follow our DYI fireplace painting process and transform your hearth in 5 easy steps. Mary’s fireplace was quite dated as you can see from this before picture and didn’t tie in well with the beautiful wainscotting and furnishings in the room. This living room addition (below) designed by Emmons Design solves the problem by putting a television set and fireplace right next to each other for a balanced look.
I believe that code requires a 1-foot zone of non-flammable materials around the fireplace sides and 16 inches along the top (if you tackle this project, consult your code enforcement department and a fireplace expert!). While a fireplace reface could be done as a DIY project, Frederick notes that there is an artistry involved in re-facing a fireplace with natural stone.
Previously, the furr downs or soffits over the built-ins were on the same plane as the fireplace wall. Decide whether to replace or repair any parts or all of the fireplace as part of your fireplace remodel. When we moved into our new house, all four of the bathrooms and especially our fireplace just screamed 80’s.
A fresh coat of black paint on the wood mantel brought focus to the fireplace The black and stone combination gives the fireplace an upscale look and feel. See their previous fireplace or outdoor oven projects, talk with them honestly about design, layout, the look you want to achieve, stone choice, and the intrusion and mess the project entails.
Our design team is experienced at helping our customers match new stone or woodwork to the existing structure making the renovation seamless. When attaching your drywall or plasterboard directly over the fireplace wall, you’ll have to cover the joints with tape and compound and then attach your plasterboard with masonry adhesive or screws.