Roberta Trentino. Fireplace. January 23rd , 2018.
Reinhardt Quelle does fireplace remodels and custom cabinets in the San Francisco Bay area. After many years in technology, Reinhardt decided to become a full-time parent. Parenting had to share time with remodeling, however, since he and his wife had just purchased a fixer-upper. Reinhardt completely remodeled the house, knocking out walls, replacing the kitchen and bathrooms, and building a four-level deck in the backyard. But it was his remodeled fireplaces and custom cabinets really captured the attention of neighbors and friends and he quickly found himself employed full-time in the neighborhood and beyond.
You can get your design ideas from just about anywhere. Take some time to wander through some home improvement store isles or let your fingers walk through a nice magazine. Inspiration can come from anywhere you look. A beautiful garden scape can even inspire the look. You just never know what will come up if you look at the things that surround you. You might even have a base decorative design for the room that you want your fireplace in, and you can design it to be complimentary to that design. Your imagination can come to life if you let it.
With proper measurements in hand, visit a local home improvement store where you can find a variety of materials with which to create a beautiful mantel. Be creative in your design; you can include a number of beautiful embellishments to infuse your own style into the piece. Of course, in addition to the design and hanging of fireplace mantels comes the decorating of them. Choose wisely what you plan to display on your mantel as it will further reflect your style and personality.
Refacing the fireplace -- If you want to take the project to a whole new level, you can drastically change the look of a fireplace by using different materials on the exterior face of the fireplace. You can create a high-end elegant look with marble slabs, a modern look with concrete slabs, or a Craftsman look with small tiles in different shades and complementary woodwork. You can either add a mantel or remove one. You can change the shape or the size of the mantel to provide different proportions to your fireplace. Another option is to sheetrock or plaster parts of the fireplace. If the mass of the fireplace is too much for the room, you can reduce it by adding sheetrock or paneling to the exterior. There are even veneer stone and brick materials that are fairly easy to apply that can give your fireplace a very traditional look.
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