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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.

The very finish of your fireplace tool set, wood holder, andirons and firebacks pull together your complete look. While it is not really necessary to finish a mantel after you install it, it does make the …

bathroom remodel ideas

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 …

bathroom remodel ideas

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 …

bathroom remodel ideas

The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. We didn’t like that the wood paneling, dark tiles, and unfinished brick made the sunroom look dark and dated. I hope these images have sparked your imagination if you are lucky enough to have a space you can designate to a fireplace…. Before final installation I paint the pieces that are next to the granite, so final painting will be easy to do.fireplace remodel

We topped the fireplace with a new piece of wood and added molding around the edges for a polished and finished look. A pair of 6 panel wood doors are cut to fit the new eave openings. Ann Sacks luxor grey” limestone tile and topo azul” slab and a wood mantel painted in a similar grey give the fireplace a subtle presence in the room, …

bathroom remodel ideas

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

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.

If your mantel displays candles, sculptures or vases in equal measure on each side, try shaking up the scene on your hearth with a stunning set of fireplace tools at …

bathroom remodel ideas

The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. The stacked stone is by Eldorado Stone in the Chapel Hill finish, the fireplace is a Montigo L42 with a stainless steel frame, the customized mantel was built by JReal and a 55″ frame less ultra-thin Samsung TV was hung above the mantel. A few coats of wipe-on polyurethane and we have the shelves ready to go in. Now we just have to finish the walls.

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…).fireplace remodel

The original fireplace was brick, overlayed …

bathroom remodel ideas

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 …

bathroom remodel ideas

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 …

bathroom remodel ideas

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.

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

Floating fireplaces sit suspended from the ceiling and are an interesting option for homes with …

bathroom remodel ideas

Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. 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 brick wall. Carol Agee is the vice president of Agee Woodworks which has been building quality custom fireplace mantels for 10 years.

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.fireplace remodel

You can paint or stain a wood mantel to match the décor of your room. Carol Agee is the vice …