Fireplace Upgrade Need Suggestions
I am a newbie and just bought a place with a pretty ugly fireplace. :-) I need your suggestions on what i can do to upgrade it. Please see attached pics and the notes(white texts).
Can i put drywalls to cover the bricks and the gap between the two brick 'beams' above the fireplace?
Then for the firebox areas, i can lay marbles over the bricks.
Suggestions and ideas?
I would remove all the brick and redo the fireplace as appropriate for your decor and period. If you just try to cover and hide, I think it will look like you tried to cover and hide...
A fireplace is a big value add to a house - do it right.
must admit thats a strange one.
never seen one like that before,lol
id deffo bite the bullet and get your bolster and hammer out,
you,ll need to replaster afterwards too.
ive recently just completed a fireplace and chimney rebuild and i think i done ok.
had the chimney stack rebuilt and remodeled the fireplace itself for just under 500 pounds.
im not planning on moving anytime soon so went for a custom fireplace using the builders opening and welded up and fabricated my own surround and plate.
its unique but might give u some ideas.
good luck mate.
here u go mate,
a link to my project
thank you everyone! i appreciate the suggestions. I do want to just get rid of the bricks too, but is there a chance that those bricks are holding the chimney in place? I just don't wanna start hammering them out and the whole thing out fall over.
Maybe building over it might be a better option.
(Sorry, no offense meant. I just really don't like that look....:no:).
(Sorry, no offense meant. I just really don't like that look....:no:).[/quote]
haha...no offense taken! :-) Wait till you see the wallpapers in the kitchen! lol
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