Is It Time to Update the Look of Your Fireplace?

by | Feb 9, 2016 | Chimney and Fireplace Info, Fireplace Upgrade, Stoves and Fireplaces

Ready to change up the aesthetic of your living space? One update that can make a big impact is changing the look of your fireplace! Now, at first this may seem like it’d be a big job to tackle… but you might found out it’s easier than you’d think – especially when you work with us.

We’ll go over some of your options here, and if you find yourself with questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re excited about giving you the look you’ve always dreamed of!

Consider a Fireplace Facelift

One great way to change the look of your fireplace is to invest in a facelift. We offer two great options for you to explore. This is an easy way to make a big impact!

Is It Time to Update the Look of Your Fireplace? - Raleigh NC - Mr. Smokestack stoneStone: Stone is currently very popular in hearth construction and remodeling, and it’s easy to see why! With stone comes many options, such as how the stone is applied (e.g. applying small strips vertically to give the appearance of ledges), as well as choosing between the many different color and shape options. Stone especially works great for floor-to-ceiling fireplaces!

Not sure what type of stone is right for you? Some great options include fieldstone, ledgestone, and marble, all of which give a natural and beautiful touch to your fireplace. Or, if you’re concerned about pricing, you might consider faux stone. What matters most is finding what works best for both your set-up and your budget.

Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has done many fireplace facelifts with stone, and we’d be happy to consult with you and help you pick something out. We can even show you some examples of our work, allowing you a firsthand look at how great our results turn out! Call today to set something up.

Still don’t know where to start? Have a look at this guide.

Brick: Is a traditional brick look more up your alley? We can make your hearth look fresher and more modern by using different shades of bricks. We can also talk about different arrangements and pattern options. You’d be surprised at the various things we can do!

And, as with our stone options, we’d be glad to show you examples of brick fireplace facelifts we have done in the past.

Is a Rebuild or Retrofit Right for You?

An aged fireplace is bound to become damaged over time, but have no fear because our team can bring them back to life! Our technicians are skilled masons who can repair your hearth, chimney, and/or fireplace no matter how intricately designed or what type of stone. And when you choose us, you’re guaranteed honest prices, clean and respectful service, and beautiful, long-lasting results.

Think a retro-fit would be more appropriate for your set-up? We’ve got lots of great options and would be happy to help you figure out the best path for your home!

Shopping for an Entirely New Fireplace?

At Mr. Smokestack, we not only rebuild damaged or poorly constructed fireplaces… we can also add a fireplace to any home or space! Our experts are trained and experienced in choosing the right materials, and we’re certain we can help you find the ideal fireplace to breathe new life into your home.
Just remember, this is a big commitment. We urge you to consider the following questions before making any final decisions:
  • Is It Time to Update the Look of Your Fireplace? - Raleigh NC - Mr. Smokestack socialDo you already have an existing fireplace? If you have an older masonry fireplace, you might have a some more affordable options when you are fireplace shopping, including adding a set of gas logs or installing fireplace insert. Both of these options can be easily placed in the space of your fireplace, so this is a great route to consider!
  • Where do you want to put your new fireplace? You’d be surprised at how many choices you have for fireplace placement. We’ve even installed fireplaces in bathrooms and kitchens, so don’t limit yourself! You might also have the choice of putting a fireplace outside on your deck, patio, or porch.
  • How big of an area do you want to heat? The size and type of appliance you invest in will have a big impact on how far the heat will reach. Make sure our staff knows how big of an area you’re looking to heat, so that we can find the perfect fit for your needs. Whether you need to heat a small room, are looking to try zone heating, or need to heat your entire home, we have options for you.
  • What type of fuel source do you want? Gas? Pellet? Wood? All fuel types have pros and cons, it’s just about figuring out what’s best for you. For instance, if you don’t have a natural gas line to your home, it may be rather costly to add a gas system. You should also think about if you have the storage for firewood. Or, if you don’t mind using electricity for your new fireplace, a pellet fireplace insert or stove may be the most ideal option.
  • How much maintenance can you put in? This is an important question to consider. Gas and electric fireplaces require little to no interaction or maintenance, while wood-burning fireplaces require a fair amount (e.g. hauling/storing wood, building fires, scooping ash, etc.). It boils down to your personal preferences, and how much time you have available to spend with your fireplace.
  • What do you want your hearth area to look like? We have years of experience of giving old fireplaces fresher, newer looks, and we’d be happy to help you throughout this process. We’ll show you all of your options for the style and decor of this new heating appliance, so you can easily bring your vision to life.
  • What’s your budget? As with any home project, evaluating your budget ahead of time is a must. And if you don’t have the means to invest in your dream set-up, there’s a good chance we can help you find alternatives that offer a close match! Talk with us about where you’re at, and we can point you in the right direction.

Ready to get started? We’re the team to trust. We frequently work with contractors on new constructions, so rest assured your new fireplace will be up to code and appropriately and safely built. And you won’t find a team more knowledgeable on chimney physics and industry safety! When we’re done, you’ll have a well-constructed fireplace that’s not only be beautiful, but also reliable and long-lasting.

Our experts also take any applicable safety standards under consideration to give you peace of mind once the job is done. At the end of it all, you’ll be able to enjoy the fireplace of your dreams with the peace of mind you deserve.

Give Our Certified Chimney Sweeps a Call

If you’re not sure whether you need a rebuild, a facelift, or an entirely new system installed in your home, your next best step is to ask our pros. We hold certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and we’re members of both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so you can bet we know our stuff! We’ll help you plan exactly how you want your update to look, ensuring all plans are executed quickly and properly.

Anxious to get started? We can’t say we blame you! Reach out to our crew today.

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