Painted fireplace, is it a good idea or bad idea? Tough decision!! As a home stager and redesigner of Abella home staging & Redesign, I often see fireplaces in my clients home. Some are in great shape, some not so much. When I recommend painting I often get a reaction. "Really you think I should paint it?" is usually the response I get. But if your fireplace looks like this:
Then it's worth painting and giving a whole new look! Here is a great before and after picture! What a difference!!
But what if you fireplace looks like this? Then what? Do you still paint it?
I have to say I like the fireplace before it was painted. I also like it after as well. So what do you do? Paint or don't paint? That is the question. My opinion is, if it look nice, then leave it alone. Not everyone may like painted fireplaces and if they do, they can always paint it themselves. Only paint it if it's in bad shape. Remember when you're selling your home, it's important that we eliminate any potential problems buyers may have. An ugly fireplace is a potential problem. So don't be afraid to recommend painting the fireplace if you think it may be an issue!
What do you think? Painted fireplace, good idea or bad idea?