The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. 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.
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.
We worked for about two straight weeks painting coat after coat of the primer on the walls and ceiling. If you really want to purchase the best electric wall fireplace for your house then you must surely read this article. So to divert my wife I repaired and painted up this little hall table so she could pretend we had a living space here with real furniture.
I recommend using a high quality semi-gloss paint in the color of your choice—but any paint that is used for inside house trim is suitable. If you don’t have a fireplace mantel, consider getting one as it will give your fireplace a more finished, polished look.
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.