Top 6 Fireplace Remodeling Ideas
If you have moved into a home that has a fireplace, maybe you can remodel it into something that will spruce up your place. From painting the bricks to adding a mantel to tiling up the wall surrounding the fireplace, fireplace remodeling may include anything. This blog talks about the top 6 ideas to help you upgrade your fireplace to a modern look. Take a look.
Top 6 Fireplace Remodeling Ideas
A good-looking fireplace adds instant charm to any room. So, whether you are remodeling or you just want to freshen the look, here are a few ideas that will update your fireplace to the best before the chilly winters arrive.
Paint the surrounding
This is the simplest and the most inexpensive way to remodel your fireplace. A few strokes on and around the hearth area and the place will look as good as new. You can go for light shades for the fireplace and some dark colors for the surrounding area. This will make it pop in the room and grab everybody’s attention. You can even paint some patterns on the wall if you don’t want boring plains. This is very easy and you don’t need professionals to paint. You can do it all by yourself. All you need is some good quality brushes, paints, covers, and protective accessories.
If you love matte and rock finishing, you should definitely try using slates for the furnace. Not only will it give a wonderful background to the fireplace, but it will also add the olden-times charm to your living area. The slate stones come in different colors (neutral colors mostly), these are rough-edged and require more time to fix on a wall. But the results are worth the time! You may try sticking the slate stones in an irregular pattern because irregularities will give an even better look. You can cover the gap with cement later.
Upgrade the mantel
You must choose a salvaged mantle. This is budget-friendly and gives the entire room an elegant and chic look. Besides serving as an architectural anchor, a slab type mantel can also be used to display your possessions – lamps, photo frames, etc. You can find these in different materials like wood, synthetic plasters, metal, etc., colors, designs, and finishing. Choose the one that best suits your needs.
Tile a hearth
You can always jazz things up with some colorful tiles. Change the whole look of the fireplace with some of the best patterns, colors, and shades. Matte or glossy – choose your preferred style and hunt down the best tiles from the market. But, let us tell you that tiling a fireplace isn’t a quickie makeover. A fireplace can set the tone for the whole room. While rough tiles may give a rustic look, smooth tiles may set a modern tone. Take some time, decide, and then remodel your fireplace.
Accessorize the fireplace
Accessorizing the fireplace will spice up its look even if you hang a few paintings or photo frames above it. As mentioned above, you can also use a mantel for fireplace remodeling. The good news is that you will not have to spend a huge amount on buying things because most of the things that you can use to decorate the fireplace will be from your collection – photo frames, lamps, paintings, fairy lights, and more.
Add glass fireplace doors
You can give your fireplace a contemporary look by adding a fire-safe glass door. It will increase the safety factor, keep the fire in control, keep the room free of smoke and ashes, and enhance the aesthetic value of the room. These doors can be easily installed in pre-existing fireplaces too as these are available in standard sizes that fit in any flat firebox opening.
So, these were some of the best fireplace remodeling ideas. While you can accessorize the fireplace yourself, you might need professionals to fit the glass doors. At Kingdom Flooring & Remodeling, we know how to give your place a fresh feel. We offer design services, remodeling services, and installation services. Apart from the fireplace, if you are planning to remodel your staircase too, do not hesitate to contact us. Our staircase contractors have the expertise and capabilities to construct the perfect staircase to complement your needs.