Categories for Fireplace Remodeling

Five Exciting Innovations in Fireplace Design and Function

September 23, 2018 7:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fireplaces have been a common feature inside the average residential home for decades, but not all fireplaces are created equal. Many homeowners fail to use their fireplaces or don’t like using them regularly. Often, this is because the fireplaces are outdated and don’t provide the comfort homeowners are looking for. In today’s world, innovations can be found just about anywhere, including in the fireplace industry. There have been many recent advances in fireplace features that make fireplaces more appealing to consumers. If your fireplace is old, outdated or unused, consider fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA to implement some of these exciting new features and make your fireplace a key element of your home. Heat control options Heat output from fireplaces typically occurs in the room the fireplace is located in. While this normally creates a cozy atmosphere, heat is not always welcome, limiting the time that homeowners feel comfortable firing up their fireplace during the year. New dynamic heat control features allow homeowners to redirect heat from the fireplace to another room in the home or out of the home completely. Not only will you be able to minimize the additional heat in the immediate area, but you can also... View Article

Five Ideas for Updating and Re-Facing a Fireplace Surround

June 28, 2017 11:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Depending on the budget you have in mind for fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA, there are a limited number of options available to you for transforming the ambience of your installation. One of the simplest and potentially most cost-effective is re-facing the surround. The “surround” of a fireplace is simply the material that defines the firebox. In most cases, it’s stone or brick that forms the hearth, legs, header, mantel, chase and cladding. This material is the most aesthetic part of the entire installation and is instrumental in how the fireplace as a whole contributes to a room. Changing the surround means changing the entire dynamic of the fireplace. Let’s take a look at five ideas for fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA that involve changing the surround to affect a change in perception of the fireplace itself: Whitewashing brick: Brick is among the most common materials for the surround of a fireplace, simply because it’s an economical building material. Whitewashing brick gives it a faded-out, ghostly appeal that can scale back the sharpness of brick. This is often done by applying white paint and wiping it away before it has a chance to dry, then daubing with a sponge and... View Article

Transform Your Living Space with Masonry Fireplace Remodeling in Seattle, WA

May 5, 2017 4:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fireplaces are a wonderful addition to any living space, but even the best features of a home require an update every once in a while. If you’re not quite in love with your masonry fireplace, you can take it from eyesore to focal point with a few updates. Whether your goal is to maintain a vintage look or to go full modern, fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA can transform a space to fit your tastes. Here are a few ways that you can add dimension and character to your fireplace: Add a custom mantel: While this might be the easiest way to update your fireplace, it can make a big difference. Add to your beautiful brick fireplace by installing a wooden mantel. You can purchase a real wood mantelpiece or, for an added personal touch, you can purchase a piece of lumber, treat it with your preferred wood stain and install it above your fireplace. A dark wood is a great choice if you want to complement your red brick fireplace. Accent your fireplace with color: Another easy way to improve the appearance of your fireplace is with a fresh coat of paint on the surrounding wall. Choose a bold... View Article

Design Ideas for Fireplace Remodeling in Seattle, WA

March 13, 2017 6:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether your fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA takes place on an indoor unit or an outdoor fire pit, rest assured that there are many creative designs available for bio-ethanol burners. This modern interpretation of a fireplace with enormous environmental benefits also expands design possibilities for living rooms and outdoor kitchens. Here are some new ideas to get you started on creating the ideal fireplace: Stay traditional: Installing bio-ethanol burners in your current fireplace remains an option. The space is already available, and it is the natural centerpiece for your living or dining room. Use this opportunity to expand on your current environment. Steel inserts can add an industrial look, or if you are feeling ambitious about a historic look in an older home, consider adding textures that look like coal or wood when the flames burn. This is frequently an option chosen by many customers who love and want to achieve the look and feel of a traditional fireplace, but who have no desire to maintain it. Room centerpiece: Building a centerpiece fire is possible both indoors and outdoors. You often see this in restaurants, but that does not disqualify the idea from entering your home. A traditional fire pit... View Article

Raising the Value of Your Home with Fireplace Remodeling in Seattle, WA

January 19, 2017 12:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you buy a home and start making improvements to it, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is how much value you’re adding to its eventual selling price. Instead, you’re most likely focused on how that improvement is going to benefit you and your family in the here and now. It’s only when you’re ready to pull up stakes and move that these home upgrades start to showcase their true value. Every home upgrade comes with a magic dollar amount that gets tacked on to the value of your home. A minor bathroom renovation might add a couple hundred dollars or a brand new deck could net you a few thousand dollars on your home’s overall value. The game is to find upgrades that are worth more over the long term than you might pay upfront. Enter fireplace remodeling in Seattle, WA. A fireplace is already one of the most sought after amenities in a home and is valued heavily by prospective home buyers. Studies have shown that people associate home fireplaces with ideals like luxury, sophistication, grandeur and quality, which ultimately gives it power in how your home’s value is impacted. Browse through home listings online and you’ll... View Article