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How do I modernize my brick fireplace?

How do I modernize my brick fireplace?

There are a ton of options for things that you can do to change the look of a brick fireplace:

  1. Whitewash or paint the brick.
  2. Stucco over the brick.
  3. Add tile to the surround or whole fireplace.
  4. Add a new mantle to the existing fireplace.

How much does it cost to resurface fireplace?

It will cost you between $300 and $6,000 to reface a fireplace. The price depends on if you do it yourself, or hire a professional to install it. Customized stonework will cost an additional $50 to $100 per square foot and does not include any extras like enlarged mantles, or fireplace doors.

Do fireplaces add home value?

A homeowner can often recover over 100 percent of the expenses associated with adding a fireplace upon selling their home. According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, adding a fireplace to home can increase the resale value of the home by as much as 6-12 percent.

Is removing a fireplace a good idea?

Our experts says that, in most cases, you should just leave your fireplace be. He would never advise removing a fireplace unless there were certain reasons to justify this action. “Even if someone doesn’t plan on using it, they can turn it into a decorative fireplace and put candles or stacked wood in it,” he says.

How do I revive an old brick fireplace?

cut to size.

  • Identify the bricks that have fallen out of place or settled and plan to remove only the ones that need readjustment.
  • Carefully remove the old mortar holding the bricks.
  • What to do with large brick fireplace?

    Accentuate a high ceiling and a tall brick fireplace wall with a piece of vintage or antique architecture. Place an ornately carved door or arched window piece on the mantel of the fireplace to draw people into the room, and add warmth with rich old varnish or nostalgic hand-blown glass.

    How do you install stone over brick?

    Yes, you can install stone veneer over brick. But it is not as easy as troweling mortar onto the brick and applying veneer. As with other surfaces, the brick must provide a stable surface for the veneer layer. At the least, you will need to apply a wet scratch coat to the brick before you install the veneer.

    How do you paint a rock fireplace?

    Spray the fireplace with a textured stone spray paint. Use a color of your choice. Apply the stone paint holding the can about 8 inches from the surface. Move the can back and forth as you spray. Two or three coats may be needed for full coverage.

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