Any real estate guru will tell you that a fireplace is a fantastic, sellable asset. We agree. The fireplace should be a focal point that you play up with the layout of your furniture and the home accessories you use. In the winter, having a working fireplace is particularly luxurious. A roaring fire can warm the house on cold nights and add a festive mood to most any holiday gatherings. Since having a fireplace at all is already one of the great privileges of homeownership, the fireplace is often the last part of the home to get a facelift.fir
Stained brick and gold finishes look straight out of the ‘90s. We can help you bring your fireplace into the 21st century with a tile or stacked stone surround or a fresh coat of stains. Hanging, curtain-style fire screens may look dingy or even potentially hazardous. A new screen can increase safety around the firebox and make a chic statement. Remember that safety is of utmost importance when refinishing a fireplace which is why you should always work with an experienced professional contractor. Certain finishing materials are more flammable than others so you and your contractor should do a bit of research together before committing to a finish.
Modernizing the Mantel
Many stone and tile fireplace faces come with no mantel at all. Other mantels may be just a bit too small or a bit too simple to really draw positive attention toward the fireplace. Enhancing the mantel is one of the easiest fireplace fixes. The mantelpiece is often the part of the fireplace that determines the overall style of the hearth and, consequently, of the room… traditional, casual or contemporary. Find a custom look you love with our home design experts.
Flanking the fireplace with custom bookshelves is a stylish way to add storage and extra space for décor. If your fireplace is in the family room, these shelves can be convenient places to put your TV and media equipment. If you happen to have a fireplace in a bedroom or a formal living room, custom shelving can still be an attractive and functional feature. Whether you’d like simple white shelves or elaborately carved dark wood cabinetry, the skilled contr