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fireplace remodel

The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. I really wanted to go in and paint the walls right away but figured the intelligent thing to do was prepare the fireplace for a reface first. If you have a real wood burning fireplace or wood stove, a hearth rug will protect your floor from falling embers. Also, this blue was antiqued and over-glazed several times to give it a texture of a wall that had been painted many times over the years.fireplace remodel

Because its a time when you can have the windows open on your home, and allow a nice evening breeze to come in while enjoying the heat off the fireplace you have lit up. This is one of my favorite things to do in my home because it gives an ambience of outdoors.

We …

fireplace remodel

Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. The original fireplace was brick, overlayed with stone and plaster. Almost every ugly house (and many perfectly nice houses) have dark, dingy, dirty brick fireplaces. In addition, you can see on the bottom right of the last before” picture that the walls were painted a bright mint green.

Now, it will be bricked almost to the ceiling with an arch above the fireplace. If you go with a traditional fireplace design then it is going to fit into almost any environment, but on ocassions you will need to do something a little bit more contemporary. If you have a fireplace mantel, replacing it with something a little different can have a major impact on your living room.

Once we have the pieces cut we then need to square the sides to the window casing. We chose a field stone with various colors …

fireplace remodel

Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. Picking an interesting color that goes well with the room but adds a little spice can be an excellent way to transform your living room in no time at all. Dedicate your fireplace mantel Christmas decorations to a collection of handmade crafts, sentimental gifts or special items from holidays your family has shared in the past.

Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves. I ran out of yellow pads, so plywood scrap will do. Each side of the fireplace is different, and each set of doors is slightly different as well – so it looks like I’ll need both sides of this plywood to do some cypher’n.

Even through formal plans are …

fireplace remodel

Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. The floor plan shows the new symmetry of the windows and the orientation of the furniture to the fireplace and TV. The circulation was also improved. The client wanted surfaces that were easy to clean and maintain, and the quartz countertops in a Crème Limestone color and slate flooring were the perfect fit.

Usually, stone fireplaces don’t match a highly modern or a contemporary space and therefore they are common in older or specifically styled homes. You see I used the original cabinet doors for the design theme for all the exterior windows in the house – all 24 of them.

On the right, in a gabled part of the ceiling over a bay window, we clad the ceiling in painted lathe pulled from the house. Look to see if your fireplace mantel color competes with the overall look of your fireplace. …

fireplace remodel

The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves. I ran out of yellow pads, so plywood scrap will do. Each side of the fireplace is different, and each set of doors is slightly different as well – so it looks like I’ll need both sides of this plywood to do some cypher’n.

Because its a time when you can have the windows open on your home, and allow a nice evening breeze to come in while enjoying the heat off the fireplace you have lit up. This is one of my favorite things to do in my home because it gives an ambience of outdoors.

The pieces are cut and fitted to the inside of the recess. Paintable mantels use finger-jointed moldings and less-decorative wood or MDF (i.e. …

fireplace remodel

Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. But the demo demon was just too strong and out comes the chopped off ceiling and side walls. The next step was removing the mantle which we thought was one solid piece of wood that did not sound or feel like wood when we touched it (so I don’t know why we assumed it was wood…).

The floor plan shows the new symmetry of the windows and the orientation of the furniture to the fireplace and TV. The circulation was also improved. The client wanted surfaces that were easy to clean and maintain, and the quartz countertops in a Crème Limestone color and slate flooring were the perfect fit.

I cut the front of the floor base down so I could attach the cut off piece on the bottom of the cabinet box for support. Whilst they don’t provide the same warmth …

fireplace remodel

Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. Many people purchase an unfinished fireplace mantel so they can paint or stain it to match the décor of their home rather than having the factory paint or stain it one of their standard colors. Once we had the fireplace completely resurfaced, it was time to add trim and molding pieces to design the fireplace the way we wanted it to look.

Usually, stone fireplaces don’t match a highly modern or a contemporary space and therefore they are common in older or specifically styled homes. You see I used the original cabinet doors for the design theme for all the exterior windows in the house – all 24 of them.

Now, it will …

fireplace remodel

Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. The walls were painted Greige by Sherwin Williams , and lastly, the floors were updated with new carpet. I wanted a more traditional” hearth and we had extra brick from the house, so it seemed like a perfect idea to me 🙂 Previously, there was just white (stained with soot) tile and white wood columns on each side with a small mantle at the top.

When ordering a mantel from Agee Woodworks, you may submit the measurements above or email a photo of your fireplace to Agee Woodworks so they can determine what areas need to be measured. Wiring from a wall switch is run under the mantle to both sides of the fireplace for the final test fit.

Opt for such a feature if you have an open floor plan and you want to gain a bit of privacy in the …

fireplace remodel

The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. You can paint or stain a wood mantel to match the décor of your room. Carol Agee is the vice president of Agee Woodworks, which has been handcrafting wood fireplace mantels of impeccable style and quality for almost 10 years. We pulled out all the metal drywall corner joints and then removed the drywall which revealed the wood frame for the mantle.fireplace remodel

The pieces are cut and fitted to the inside of the recess. Paintable mantels use finger-jointed moldings and less-decorative wood or MDF (i.e. Medium Density Fiberboard) because the wood won’t be visible. Brick paint or fireplace paint that’s specially-formulated to withstand the demands of a fireplace can wash over the drab, old brick – even if it’s been painted before – and completely revitalize your fireplace …

fireplace remodel

Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. As the shingles are more of an accent, we put them on the upper dormer, chose a medium blue to paint the brick on the bottom, selected a creamy yellow siding, and kept the trim white so the colors popped. A flat paint would not have done justice to the ceiling and all the hard work we put into re-finishing it.

I have found that after receiving their new mantel, many people have questions and want advice on the best ways to go about finishing a fireplace mantel. Just a couple more pieces of drywall. Typically this decision is made before buying the mantel as different wood types and materials are used in …

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