Reno of the Month: Easy fabulous fireplace updates

Reno of the Month: Easy fabulous fireplace updates

By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Design & Building

Appreciate it or detest it, the evenings are finding darker and winter season is on it is way which implies you are possibly on the lookout ahead to cozy evenings in or are presently wondering about the ideal spots to go to capture some solar.

Possibly way, it is the time of yr when our consideration turns to getting all set for the vacations and entertaining as soon as all over again — and there’s very little that results in atmosphere and a sensation of ‘home’ throughout the extensive wintertime months more than your fireplace.

It’s often one particular of the items that’s previous on the priority record, but updating your hearth can make or crack how a area ‘feels’. So, if yours is a little bit drained and you are prepared for an update, let us choose a glance at some quick updates that will enable your hearth shine!

Wooden Accents

It is incredible the variance the use of purely natural elements can make in the design and style of a area. Wood delivers the outside the house in, assists ground the room and, when utilised in the proper way, is the excellent way to mix finishes collectively. Wood feels proper at home with both of those transitional and up to date style.

In this latest house rework in Reston, the fireplace in the relatives room was good but, with nothing to split up the floor to ceiling height and bulky glimpse, the stone overpowered the space. By producing a couple very simple changes these as including a new wooden mantel and introducing a custom niche with wood cabinets (observed on the left on the ‘After’ image below), the fire now takes on a full new really feel and presents visible desire. The initial wooden-burning hearth was also transformed to fuel.

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For their the latest dwelling rework, Synergy’s homeowners, Mina and Mark Fies, were all set to up grade the outdated hearth in their principal bedroom suite. They opted for PrecisionFit™ Onyx stone by ProVia to deal with the previous basic brick exterior for a linear, up to date look.

Although ProVia stone may possibly be improved regarded for exterior applications, it is a excellent solution for indoor tasks like wall accents and fireplaces for the reason that it installs quickly and quickly.

Watch this video as Mina describes how easy utilizing ProVia stone is and study more about ProVia stone below.

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Electrical Fireplaces

Do not generate off electrical fireplaces. Personally, we Adore the search and flexibility an electric hearth can provide. In this basement rework in McLean, the basement rec area formerly felt cold and the off-set fireplace was awkwardly positioned. Enter the “Sideline Elite” recessed electric hearth by Touchstone! The hearth now offers a cosy central focal point with the T.V. positioned over it — finish with theater chairs for household motion picture nights!

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The use of tile on a fireplace facade is a simple and successful way to effortlessly update your home devoid of having to substitute every little thing else.

As part of this dwelling remodel in Vienna, we updated the fireplace in the spouse and children home for a a lot more transitional seem. The outdated stone which, in this case, dated the home was changed with marble tile in a herringbone sample. The wooden burning fire was replaced with a Heat & Glo fuel fireplace from Fireplace Fireplace & Property. The bookshelves and cabinets had been not changed, but the new hearth gives them a full new lease on life.

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Get Imaginative!

Fireplaces really do not often have to be in the Family Area or Basement. As a special structure element, Mina and Mark Fies made the decision to get rid of an previous gas fire in their family home and put in a Touchstone “Sideline Elite” electrical fireplace in their kitchen island as a substitute. This permitted them to reclaim place in their spouse and children area and alter the overall stream of the entire area.

In addition to providing visual attraction, electric fireplaces are realistic, far too. They are a fantastic way to effectively and securely warmth a area. Go through far more about Mina and Mark’s layout preference below.

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A term of caution: if you are going outside of updating your fireplace facade, Often use a skilled to install or take away both gas and electric fireplaces.

If your next house transform needs additional than just a hearth update, we’re prepared to support you rethink your place! As a nearby complete service style build organization, we’ve been supporting property owners in the place produce aspiration areas for effectively in excess of a ten years. Uncover out who we are and what we’re all about listed here.