There is nothing cozier than sitting by a crackling fire on a chilly winter’s day. A warm, inviting fire in the fireplace makes holidays even more festive, as you gather with family and friends for egg nog or cocktails on a winter’s eve, or coffee and hot chocolate on Christmas morning as the kids get ready to open their gifts. But if the fireplace in your Dallas home is old and outdated, it might need a little remodeling to turn it into the cheery focal point it can be.
If you have a traditional wood-burning fireplace in your home, we hope you have gone through our fall home maintenance checklist and had your chimney professionally cleaned (or done it yourself) to get rid of creosote build-up and prevent chimney fires. Now is the perfect time to improve on that by getting your home ready for winter holiday gatherings by renovating your old fireplace or installing a new one.
Whether inside your home or outdoors on your patio, you can create a stunning fireplace showplace that will be the hot new gathering spot with these fireplace renovation tips.
1. Paint The Fireplace White
Painting your fireplace white makes for an easy and cost-effective remodel that will lighten up any room. The finished white brick offers a simple yet classy upgrade that won’t break the bank.
There are few things to know about painting brickwork, though. Sherwin Williams offers a step-by-step guide that starts with deep cleaning with a wire brush, then vacuuming and sponging, before priming and painting.
2. Add a Decorative Fireplace Screen or Glass Fireplace Doors
Fireplace renovations don’t have to be expensive or all-encompassing. Adding some new hardware, like an ornate fireplace screen, or new glass fireplace doors can make for an easy, inexpensive remodeled look. Glass fireplace doors are also a must for wood-burning fireplaces to prevent sparks from damaging your hearth or wood floors.
3. Install a Mantel
You don’t have to do too much to change the look of an existing fireplace. Adding a chunky, reclaimed wood mantel can change the look of your old brick or stone fireplace without a lot of expense or mortar work. It will also give you space to display some treasured items or holiday decor and a place to hang those stockings with care.
4. Modern Outdoor Patio Fireplace
Wow your neighbors and make your backyard the popular new gathering spot for evenings with a modern, elevated patio fireplace.
You’ll want to gather with friends and neighbors for cocktails and conversation around this tall, sleek patio centerpiece. Your new or remodeled outdoor fireplace will bring everyone together and take the chill off winter evenings. And don’t be surprised if the crowd doesn’t want the party to end.
5. Corner Fireplace
If you have limited space, but want to create an intimate fireside atmosphere, consider a corner fireplace. Try a sleek, tall, floor-to-ceiling fireplace that can be tucked into a corner or up against a staircase. It will create a warm atmosphere that will make any room feel cozy and welcoming.
6. Floating Double-sided Fireplace
If your home doesn’t have a fireplace or an existing wall where you can install one, you still have plenty of options to incorporate one into your home. A modern floating double-sided gas fireplace can be set into a dividing wall or decorative pillar, and will elevate the vibe in any home. This contemporary look will bring warmth and class to any space, and it can be enjoyed from both sides.
7. Stone Veneer
Natural-looking and affordable, manufactured stone veneer can transform a dingy, old fireplace into a stylish new one. Today’s cast stone veneer looks and even feels a lot like the real thing. And with so many different styles and looks to choose from, like stacked stone, or river rock, you are sure to find one that appeals to you.
8. Wall-Mounted Fireplace
For a cozy fire with no mess to clean up, consider a wall-mounted electric fireplace. There’s no need for bricks or a chimney and the long and lean design gives any room a sleek, contemporary look. Go with a mantel or without, for a minimalist uncluttered look.
9. Gas Fireplace
Want the look and feel of a traditional fireplace without ashes to clean up? A gas fireplace might be a perfect choice. Remodel your existing traditional wood-burning fireplace by converting it into a gas one with a professionally installed fireplace insert.
Today’s gas fireplaces come in a myriad of designs and price points. From retro antique designs to uber modern styles that will fit in with contemporary decor, the choice is yours. You’ll have the warm glow of a fireplace with the ease of a push of a button. They are also more energy efficient than a traditional wood-burning fireplace as you won’t lose heat up the chimney.
10. Electric Cabinet Fireplace
What could be easier than purchasing a portable electric fireplace? There are a wide variety of electric fireplaces out there on the market. Some are built into television stands with storage on either side and others are standalone cabinets, in every style imaginable.
Hire the Dallas Remodeling Experts For your Fireplace Renovations
No matter what style or location you choose for your new or newly renovated fireplace, the home remodeling experts at Brunson Construction can help you find a design that will fit your home and budget.
Your home is your showplace, your oasis, your respite from the hectic outside world. Make it warm and welcoming for you and your family and visitors and guests.
Contact us today for your free quote on a new or newly remodeled fireplace or other home renovation project to make your home the coziest and most comfortable yet. Before you go, check out our blog for more awe-inspiring fireplace ideas perfect for your Dallas area home.