I labored over the decision about whether or not to replace our fireplace tile for months but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go for it. But now I have one more decision to make – what to do with our fireplace mantel and surround. Soon enough you will find yourself with a fireplace that sticks out from the rest of your home. This project can cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars (to do yourself) up to $10,000 depending upon the materials you use and the extent of the work required.
This wood-burning fireplace is suspended from the ceiling and rotates 360 degrees. There are several different materials that designers and homeowners choose to create a great-looking mantel when working with natural stone veneer, including stone or wood. There are even veneer stone and brick materials that are fairly easy to apply that can give your fireplace a very traditional look.
For an easy fireplace upgrade you can do yourself, take a (web)page from Terri Klemm. Please take a look at our fireplace remodeling book for design ideas and concepts. We don’t want cleaning-splatter all over the new stucco, so we scrubbed the fireplace as an intermediate step.
The important thing to remember when refacing a fireplace is to understand your local code. This means hiring a mason to disassemble the old fireplace and then install a new one. The wall-length limestone fireplace complements the modern vibe and design of the room.
Fireplace remodeling can transform any room that feels old and out-dated into a modern, warm and inviting setting. With millions of styles, types, and textures, tile is a very popular building material to complement any fireplace design. At Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design we work together with local San Diego carpenters and furniture builders to produce custom handmade wood fireplace mantels and fireplace surrounds to fit your specific requirements.