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.
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.
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 woodâ€¦).
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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.