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bathroom remodel ideas

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.

This room is a welcoming and contemporary space, where the fireplace is not the main focus , but cleverly placed as the divider in the living area. I’ve enlarged the floor to 8′ 6″ wide and insulated the short walls with fiberglass and foil foamboard insulation.

Luckily there are small changes (like switching out light bulbs) and big changes (like installing a new fireplace mantel ) that can give your living room a new look and won’t turn into a major DIY project, or turn your home into a construction …

bathroom remodel ideas

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 …

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. 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.

The tiles on the edge then usually need to be cut to fit into the remaining space. As always first we tear it apart.Which also included resurfacing the ceiling and two walls because of plaster damage. The pilasters are just press fitted to the side pieces that have been attached to the fireplace.fireplace remodel

The pieces are cut and fitted to …

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. 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 …

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. 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 …