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The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. The rails closest to the fireplace is wider than the ones next to the walls. This room is 13’X18′ and the 9′ ceiling has 8 low voltage recessed wall color will be white – another white on white room. You can put them on the living room walls, stick them on the kitchen refrigerator, and put them next to your lamp on the side table of bedroom.

I removed the windows and added energy star units that didn’t open – added stained glass windows to hide the neighbor’s house and used the original cabinet doors and made new boxes to go on either side of the insulation and drywall was placed to repair all of the damaged and lost plaster.

We topped the fireplace with a new piece …

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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. 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 as other fireplace options such as stone, they look great in a rustic environment and add an element of design.fireplace remodel

I used thinset to attach hardibacker with tapcon screws over the uneven brick surface and ran two air lines for the direct vent fireplace and put a new cap on the chimney, ran a new electrical line to the right side of the fire box and had new gas lines with a code approved floor shut off added.fireplace remodel

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The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. 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.fireplace remodel

Now you can’t use regular outlets like the ones in the wall – they have to have a shutter that closes off the holes – this is to keep you from being electrocuted when you spill a beer while dancing on the mantle. You can repaint your living room the same color which will refresh the color and get rid of any scuff marks and dings.

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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. So since I have several rooms with wood on the ceiling and walls, let’s panel the front wall with a little board and batten. I removed the cabinets to make it easier to work on the windows and stained glass was made by my friend Jules Mominee at Mominee Studios The design is a popular arts & crafts motif that I modified to fit my windows.fireplace remodel

A fireplace mantel is also an excellent place to hang stockings and display cards around Christmas time. The new glass door, glass 3×6 tile on the walls, 12×12 porcelain tiles on the floor and chrome fixtures mix together to create a soothing feel. Your fireplace mantel can …

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The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. Several other green products were used including low VOC paints, natural stone countertops, and engineered hardwood flooring in the basement. After brightening the masonry, step back and see how your mantel fits into your fireplace decorating project. For the ultimate in luxury, consider a see through fireplace that connects the indoor space with the outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round.

Additional pieces of marble were placed in the sunroom bookcase windows. Wuensch Construction did this by removing the wing walls in front of the existing shower and removing the dropped soffits over the existing shower and tub. The shutters on the side of the house were custom-stained to work with the shingle color and front door color, then we added a bit of burgundy and red as …

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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.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.

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. …

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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. 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. But these little access doors to enter the eave area kinda bugged me. Not quite the fit and finish I like.fireplace remodel

We went with a stone finish to keep with the srustic setting of the house and pay homage to the original fireplace in a more updated way. Artwork is always striking above your fireplace, so include unique displays like a single, bold piece in a beautiful frame, or try clustering smaller …

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Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. Maybe one year you and your family decided to visit a major city during the holiday season, such as New York or Washington D.C., and you have an exquisite souvenir that would make a beautiful centerpiece for your Christmas decorated fireplace mantel.

They cut the three pieces so the grain and pattern of the stone matched. The only thing that you really need to be concerned about with a contemporary fireplace design is whether it is going to fit into the room for the long term. We got a few paint samples to test out, and ended up choosing a light buttery yellow color called Tea Light  to paint the walls.fireplace remodel

Home Depot and Lowe’s carry a great variety of trim and molding that you can piece together to make a beautiful fireplace design. A wood fireplace mantel is easy to …

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The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. Additional pieces of marble were placed in the sunroom bookcase windows. Wuensch Construction did this by removing the wing walls in front of the existing shower and removing the dropped soffits over the existing shower and tub. The shutters on the side of the house were custom-stained to work with the shingle color and front door color, then we added a bit of burgundy and red as an accent to the side metal roof, cushions on the porch and flowers.

It’s pretty level, but little dips and uneven areas could be shimmed when the finish floor goes in. I’ve made 2X6 bases for the new cabinets and set the doors on top to visualize what to do next. This room has a definite modernist flavour – furniture, crazy …

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The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. Whether painting or staining I have put together a list of tips below to help homeowners finish their new fireplace mantels. Outdoor fireplaces are quite different than those designed for the interior. Nearing the home stretch… I made a new solid wood mantel the same way I made the mantel for the basement fireplace.

Because I was installing the stone inside the house, I didn’t need to put up a vapor barrier and could put the metal lathe directly on the drywall after patching it. Metal lathe is nasty, nasty stuff and will cut you in half if you are not careful. I used a router to add some detail to the top and then cut the three pieces.fireplace remodel

Now you can’t use regular outlets like the ones …