A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. This was connected to the stovepipe system and a variety of clay mixes were applied to absorb the heat from the exhaust gases and radiate into the house (rather than send all the heat straight up the chimney, like the old fireplace did). Then we got into the specifics of designing a thermal mass stove.

My interests beyond natural building are in community development, which I incorporate in my work by leading natural building workshops and seminars for non-professionals. Instead of using the adhesive meant for this type of carpeting, I used a staple gun. Your new fireplace and room makeover is gorgeous!fireplace remodel

Following the workshop, a group of volunteers and I put the finishing touches on the stove. Hold your sheet of tile on the wall where you need it to go. If you need to cut any tiles use scissors and cut tiles off sheet as needed. Just remove all handles, spray paint with black metal spray paint.fireplace remodel

I love this – it is a good idea for our red brick fireplace, which I loathe! Your living room now looks like something from a magazine, it is so gorgeous. I really wanted the trim overlap far enough to meet that inside piece of the mantel. We made an insulative mix using expanded clay to slow down the rate of heat loss in the firebox, white oven and heat riser, and a denser mix was used to direct the conduction of heat towards the face of the stove and into the room.

This last Saturday, my husband painted the mantel. The modern fireplaces at risk include those who are called into office after a long period of inactivity. You have such a lovely style-the whole room is just beautiful, and I absolutely love the fireplace! Not only was it the wrong color, but it didn’t line up with the trim on the mantel (yeah I’m OCD like that), nor did it cover up the glue leftover from the old trim.fireplace remodel