Chances are if you have a fireplace, it’s one of the main focuses of the room. A fireplace is often decorated for holidays, used to display photos, and provides comfort and warmth to your living area; It’s constantly being used. Just like any other part of your home, you might get bored and want a change of scenery. If this is the case for you and your fireplace, you might want to consider enhancing your fireplace with a little remodel. Unlike other home remodeling projects, fireplace remodeling tends to be cheap and completed in just a weekend or two. We’ve listed three simple ways you can elevate the look of your home with these fireplace remodeling ideas.
Install a Mantel:
A mantel is a perfect place to display family photos, meaningful objects or decorate for different holidays. If your fireplace doesn’t already have a mantel, it might be time to think about installing one. If you already have a fireplace, you might want to consider if you like it as is or if you’d like a different design. Most hardware stores offer mantel installation kits with thorough instructions and tools you might need. Regardless of what kind of kit or mantel you choose, they’re typically easy to install with just some screws and a youtube tutorial; you can have it installed in just a few minutes.
Insert a Tiled Hearth:
A tiled hearth can go a long way when it comes to enhancing the look and feel of your fireplace and living area. Chances are, your home came with an already tiled hearth. If you don’t have a hearth, maybe it’s time to install one! There are plenty of options for tile; shape, color, size, and design are all things you should consider. Try purchasing tile samples to see how it fits in with the rest of your space or laying various tiles in front of the fireplace to see how it would look together. No matter what direction you choose to go with your hearth, it’s sure to bring some personality to your home.
Paint Surrounding Brick:
Paint can do wonders to reinvent any sized space, even just the brick surrounding your fireplace. Older homes typically have the classic red brick surrounding the fireplace. While this might give some extra warmth to the room, it might not fit your home’s current aesthetic. For example, if you are going for a clean, crisp vibe, you might consider painting the brick white or a light grey to tie in the mood with your furniture and decorations. If you know you want to get rid of the vibrant red brick but don’t know what color would look best with your home, consult with an interior designer to help you conceptualize what you want.