Asked by: Fred Mijancoshome and garden home appliances
How do I upgrade my fireplace?
Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
- Add a touch of paint. Gone are the days of design elements such as bold and bright red fireplaces and natural, oak-colored wall paneling and trim.
- Turn your brick to stone.
- Add a mantel.
- Think — and build — outside the box.
- Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.
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Also know, how much does it cost to upgrade a fireplace?
The cost to remodel a fireplace ranges from $390 to just over $2,000, if done by a professional. A small fireplace remodel might involve repairing or enhancing a fireplace façade, while a larger project would include installing a wood stove or replacing the chimney.
Secondly, can you upgrade a gas fireplace? Update a Gas Fireplace Appearance The most basic thing you can do to upgrade and update a gas fireplace is to simply change the appearance of it. If you've got tons of ugly brass fixtures, you can paint them to get rid of the garish look.
Also to know, how do I make my existing fireplace bigger?
Locate the lintel of the fireplace -- a bar made of stone that supports the foundation. Proceed to knock down bricks with a hammer to make the opening of the fireplace bigger, leaving the lintel intact. Do not remove more than a few bricks on each side.
Can I paint my fireplace?
Paint the Brick Once the primer is dry, it's time to paint. Choose indoor, latex, heat resistant paint—either flat, semigloss, or gloss—rated to withstand temperatures generated by the fireplace (generally about 200°F) and a roller designed for textured surfaces.