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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…. This outdoor entertaining area has the fireplace as its main feature made of beautiful natural stone. A natural stone fireplace enhances the large living area. Contemporary and sleek – this high gloss wall houses the simple fireplace and dramatic grid wall of white – a fantastic contrast to the brick walls in the room.fireplace remodel

The use of authentic stone in any space provides a solid foundation to build a beautiful and well rounded design. We reengineered and spanned the full width of the house in the kitchen, family and dining room areas to eliminate the original bearing walls. Plus, wrapping your windows in black trick your eyes into seeing only the window—increasing the impact of your outdoor spaces.

This living space above uses raw concrete as the main …

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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. 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 install so you don’t have to hire a contractor. If you finish it and then mar the mantel when putting it up, you will have to repair it. Certainly many people paint or stain their fireplace mantel prior to installing it. It is really a personal preference.fireplace remodel

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… …

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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 …

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Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. 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.

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.fireplace remodel

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 …

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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.fireplace remodel

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 …

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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. 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 …

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Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. 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.

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.fireplace remodel

The walls were drywalled and new windows added on either side of the fireplace.These are insulated units that don’t open, as stained glass windows go here to block the scenic view of the …

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Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. The white washed walls are finished. The three back-band pieces are glued and nailed together, I then joined the front mantle to the side pieces with a biscuit and glue. This time we were smarter about it and focused on getting the colors balanced and getting the pieces to generally fit together.fireplace remodel

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

There are so many colors to choose from, you can even paint it to look like a lighter color brick. Mosaic pattern stone veneer …

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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. Looks good, but lots of problems with windows, sloped floors and a drafty open fireplace. We’ll use a 15 pane door with textured glass – just like the 1st floor bathroom door. The designs available in the market can be very different, some fireplaces have mantle surface like the traditional ones.

It is the same mortar used for applying the stone to the wall, except that I colored it using Quikret Cement Color It is a little un-nerving to pour some neon orange colored water into your cement mix and expect it to come out brown… but it did. The window jamb pieces are cut to size.fireplace remodel

Picking an interesting color that goes …

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Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. 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.

Even through formal plans are non-existent I just don’t run roughshod willy-nily with stone and wood – no, I do a lot of what-if” test fits. The first time, my wife and I spent hours and hours trying to get pieces to fit and the color to balance only to find that the stone doesn’t install exactly like you lay it out and I had to add filler pieces anyway.fireplace remodel

Usually, stone fireplaces don’t match a highly modern or a contemporary space and therefore …