Scolastica Siciliani Fireplace, 2018-02-10 01:53:12. When we moved into our new house there was a long list of work that needed be done in terms of updating and remodeling, but nothing stood out more than that ugly pink fireplace dominating the middle of our living room. It was one of our first projects and our neighbors were amazed at the difference it made in the way our house felt when you walked through the door. Since that time there have been many more fireplace remodels in our neighborhood. You can spend anywhere from $100 to $20,000 updating your fireplace, so it is best to consider both your budget and your goals.
Nunzia Beneventi Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:35:55. It goes without saying that fireplaces have been a staple of civilization for centuries. Although fireplaces were at one time strictly used for heating buildings only, as we developed better heating technologies, they have become mostly a novelty. Due to the warm, inviting, and cozy nature of a fireplace strategically located in a house, people will instinctively gather around. In a way, a fireplace is a bit like a television-it can act as the centerpiece of a room if the circumstances are right.
Gilda Napolitano Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:31:49. The degree of decoration on a Victorian fireplace mantel revealed social class and the social importance of a room. In working-class houses the fireplace was plain, but the over-mantle was very ornamental and made of wood, which was stained or painted. The industrious middle classes were able to mass-produce designs that would have only been previously available to the wealthy, and thus they had impressive fireplaces in the drawing and dining rooms - fireplaces presented in other rooms too, such as bedrooms, but these were on a much smaller scale. The wealthy were lucky enough to be able to choose any decorated designs that appealed to them.
Nunzia Beneventi Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:29:33. The late Victorian age brought a mixture of styles. In direct contrast to the Georgian, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, the Victorian era avoided sameness and had a richness that appealed to all. It was customary to decorate mantels with plush velvet pelmets; over-mantels had many shelves and brackets and sometimes the whole mantelpiece was backed with a mirror - plate glass became fashionable around this time. The late Victorians particularly loved Jacobean architecture, with its rich profusion of Renaissance and medieval motifs.
Gilda Napolitano Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:21:53. For those companies who operate online, you need only supply them with proper measurements and a decorative guideline. Often, they will even have a gallery of styles from which you can choose so as to best meet your needs. However, for those ambitious do-it-yourselfers who wish to design and build their own mantels it is possible to create a beautiful and unique piece with which to complement the fireplace and the room as a whole.
Isotta Milani Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:20:44. 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.
Lodovica Padovano Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:22:05. When we moved into our new house there was a long list of work that needed be done in terms of updating and remodeling, but nothing stood out more than that ugly pink fireplace dominating the middle of our living room. It was one of our first projects and our neighbors were amazed at the difference it made in the way our house felt when you walked through the door. Since that time there have been many more fireplace remodels in our neighborhood. You can spend anywhere from $100 to $20,000 updating your fireplace, so it is best to consider both your budget and your goals.
Lodovica Padovano Fireplace, 2018-02-09 01:25:29. Painting the fireplace Do you have a tight budget? A fireplace that is made from brick can be painted whether it is in its raw brick form, or even if someone has already painted it another color. If you like the overall look of the fireplace, then painting is a good option. There are many colors available the will tie in nicely to the other colors in your room. Be sure to use paint that can hold up to high temperatures. One vendor that sells products specifically for painting a fireplace is Brick-Anew. Painting was not an option for our fireplace, as the tile hearth was chipped and needed to be replaced or repaired and we were not happy with the overall look of the fireplace. Also, there are a lot of people (including us) who don‘t really like the look of painted brick.
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