Updating an old fireplace dating for overweight people

The remodeled fireplace design matched the custom cabinets and bookshelves in the room.

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The whole room had recently been remodeled leaving the fireplace looking like the last vestige of the older house.

It was also lacking a significant mantel, which the client found limiting.

Have you been wanting to make a change, but can’t afford a full fireplace makeover?

If so, then get ready to give your fireplace a swift kick in the ash…

We built custom drawers under the cantilevered hearth, and installed a matching custom mantle.

The brick was faced in natural slate in a neutral but interesting color, and the mass was reduced by using textured sheetrock above the mantle to match the existing walls. Additionally, we were desperately short of storage for such mundane things as newspapers waiting for recycling day, games, and art supplies for the children.We used to walk through the front door and just cringe at the pink monster that was the center piece of our home. Take a look at our book for advice on "How to Remodel a Fireplace".The room was then painted to bring out some of the interesting colors in the tile.Our book on Fireplace Remodeling goes into detail on how to apply backer board to a painted brick fireplace so that you can attach the tile securely to the surface.