Whether you're thinking of
selling or staying in your home, remodeling a brick fireplace can be very rewarding. Below are photos and descriptions of a fireplace makeover. Remodeling an older fireplace can add a lot of space and value to your home.
Above, is a photo of a brick fireplace from floor to ceiling, common in 1970's build homes. Bookshelves were removed from both sides of the fireplace. A woodburning stove was also removed, leaving discolored brick with an unsightly appearance. After removing the bookshelves and stove, the room already feels more open.
The above photo shows the removal of the bottom of the brick fireplace and the beginning installation of drywall overlaying the brick.
The fireplace is now covered with drywall exposing the existing brick which can be either can be cleaned and left exposed, tiled over or dressed with a multitude of coverings including granite or marble.
A decision was made to lay slate tile over the exposed brick. This particular tile will match a myriad of furniture styles and colors and have a modern elegant look.
Installation of the new hardwood fireplace mantel.
Installation of the slate tile and base trim to the fireplace surround.
A photo after fresh paint and carpet removal.
Remodeling an older fireplace can add a lot of space and value to your home. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Columbus, Oh please contact Sam Cooper for all of your real estate needs.