In the olden medieval days, the hearth mantel also referred to as chimneypiece, was originally meant to catch the smoke from the hearth or hearth. Note how inserting the TV off to 1 aspect moderately than instantly above the fireplace retains the focus on the fireside. Hearth remodels cost considerably lower than the $800 – $three,200 that the majority householders spend on a model new hearth set up.
In a cottage that had fallen into disrepair, a fire renovation was on this front room’s transforming to-do checklist. We added thick crown molding to the vaulted ceiling and built a customized mantel to exchange the outdated beam-sort one that was there earlier than.
To lock the mantel to the wall, a wooden cleat was first attached utilizing heavy-obligation wooden screws and a drill. Choosing the proper paintings to hang above a mantel can drastically change the overall mood of a room. The brick surround was painted Benjamin Moore’s Douglas Fir to complement the room’s Spring Moss partitions, and beautiful work by artist Erin E Sorensen depict the householders’ view of the nearby San Francisco Bay.
Now, almost ready for homeowners to move-in, the new Fire (featured above) showcases easy yet stunning ground to ceiling stacked stone with a cedar beam mantel and leaves no probability of going unnoticed. Since it was open, I insulated the chimney chase and then used cement board rather than drywall.
Incorporating contemporary touches like granite or quartz with conventional stonework makes an outdated fire feel state-of-the-artwork. Earlier than finishing any fire rework venture it’s a good idea to name an expert chimney sweep to consult together with your designer or remodeler relating to codes and clearances and to have the chimney inspected.