A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. We built a stovepipe system that could be installed inside the old chimney, without modifying the existing structure. Besides, there are laws governing the installation of casing and safety of the duct. The best way to make this decision is to seek inspiration online (think Pinterest!) and in fireplace showrooms.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

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.

Creating a mantle without chiseling off the protruding brick shelf took lots of effort and I am very proud of hubby for doing such an amazing job. The photos also show that in preparation for the workshop, I had replaced the old wooden mantel shelf (the old one had some fire damage).

The natural stone costs more than manufactured hearthstones but for most fireplaces it’s not too large of an area so the difference in cost may be doable. In case you missed it, in Monday’s post I blogged about painting the bookcases and adding new moulding and hardware Today I’m going to give you the low-down on designing the stone veneer fireplace.

Cool Outdoor Fireplace for your Garden by Hagen and Zohar DigsDigs. Love not only the fireplace but the rest of the room as well. My fireplace obviously has no mantel – not because I made a conscious decision not to have one but because I hadn’t thought to make plans for one before the time of the stone installation.fireplace remodel