Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:48:16 PM
This project can cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars (to do yourself) up to $10,000 depending upon the materials you use and the extent of the work required. Complete remodel Do you need your fireplace to become more completely integrated into your living space? Do you need ways to incorporate shelves, drawers, an LCD or flat panel TV, and audio visual equipment into your living space? You may want to build an entertainment center integrated with your fireplace. This is a high-end custom cabinet project and is your most expensive option, but the results can be stunning.
Similarly, electric fireplaces offer ease of installation, ease of use, and a variety of design options. But also like gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces do not provide a real wood burning fire. Another question that needs to be asked is where in your home do you want to position your fireplace? The best placement is near an outside wall with ample room for framing of a chimney chase to house the unit and venting components. For installation in Canada, the chase would need to be insulated, vapour barriered, and drywalled in order to meet building code requirements. Each fireplace comes with an installation manual that details the framing and installation requirements. Typically, a fireplace installer would require that the chase be framed and prepped prior to the installation of the fireplace.
Another option that can sometimes work with the right house and the right fireplace is plastering. American Clay sells a natural clay plaster that can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including brick or even well-adhered paint when using their special primer. Unlike traditional plasters, the American Clay product an be reworked for quite a long time after installation, which makes it very forgiving for the amateur.
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