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A custom mantel was added to the top that tied it in nicely to the window and floor trim.The new fireplace design made their remodel look complete.The client chose a dark natural custom oak fireplace mantel that matched the floors and the fireplace was faced with beautiful tile that worked perfectly with their furniture.Our book on Fireplace Remodeling goes into detail on how to apply sheetrock and how to build a custom mantel. The original fireplace dominated a room that was filled with beautiful built-in custom cabinets.This fireplace design was out of proportion - the sides were too narrow and the top too deep. The client was happy with the painted brick surface of their fireplace, so this fireplace was remodeled with a simple mantel and pilasters designed to bring the fireplace into proportion.This was another painted brick fireplace that needed to be remodeled because of the way it dominated the room.The result was quite elegant and looked like it had been there for 100 years (Never mind that the house is only 50 years old). In remodeling the fireplace, the surface can be stripped off.If you are planning on doing this yourself, please remove only the surface and do not touch the underlying brick.
I’ve answered many emails about it so I thought it was finally time to do a post on it. It wasn’t in our budget to redo the fireplaces and we were just going to leave them as is (the horror! So in a last ditch effort while renos were happening I ran to the store and grabbed a ton of spray paint. The new owners of this house wanted the fireplace faced with materials that complemented their furnishings.The updated fireplace design tied nicely into the decor in the room.The remodeled fireplace design matched the custom cabinets and bookshelves in the room.The surround was faced with used brick and the rest of the fireplace was paneled. In modern fireplaces, most of the surfaces are just facades covering a cinderblock or brick fireplace.