A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. The firebox, white oven and internal heat riser of the stove were built using firebricks and refractory mortar. I would love to do this with our fireplace but the bricks directly over the opening are a bit blackened after 25 years. It doesn’t have to be expensive Here is what I did with our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.

You don’t need to remove the valences as long as you use Blue Painters Tape between the wall and valence. We reviewed the development of these stoves through history, and introduced some well-known models, like the Russian Stove, the German Kachelofen, and the modern masonry heater.fireplace remodelfireplace-design-ideas-newsletter3-5^jpg” width=”1025″ alt=”fireplace remodel”/>

Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we’ve had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and dining room, and our fireplace has been remodeled. I wish I had a fireplace:( I am your newest follower.

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.fireplace remodel

I painted the area around the fireplace box with Olympics Flat latex Zero Voc paint in Black Magic and the rest of the fireplace in Cloud White (flat latex) a Benjamin Moore color. Then we built a new firebox with a white oven on top, in the old fireplace.