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Last updated on April 10th, 2024 at 07:56 pm

Remodel an Old Fireplace

Are you ready to remodel your fireplace? Check out these ideas for designs that will revamp your home interior!

Add a New Mantel to Remodel an Old Fireplace

Remodel an Old Fireplace

A new fireplace mantel can completely change the look of a room. There are a ton of different materials and design options to choose from depending on your interior design style and preferences.

A wood mantel can bring beautiful warm, rustic tones to your space. A modern-style mantel can make your space feel more sophisticated and sleek. A more ornate mantel could level up your home’s classic or transitional interior design.

You could also add in a mantel with a shelf for your favorite holiday decor, houseplants, or even a TV (depending on the type of fireplace you have).

Whitewash or Paint Over Brick

Remodel an Old Fireplace

If you have an outdated-looking red brick fireplace, you can give it a refresh by painting over it with white paint. White painted brick fireplaces are very popular right now.

You can also cover the brick with a new material, like stucco, stonework, or beautiful tilework. Shiplap fireplace surrounds have become widespread in design magazines, although this material is not safe to use around some kinds of fireplaces.

Put In a Fireplace Insert

Remodel an Old Fireplace

A fireplace insert is a box placed inside of a fireplace to make it more heat-efficient. The box creates a closed combustion system, trapping heat and pushing more of it into the room. It’s usually made with cast iron or steel, plus an insulated glass front. 

Fireplace inserts are a great way to boost your home’s energy efficiency and save money on heating with your fireplace. They can also be aesthetically pleasing and add to the visual design of your fireplace.

Keep the Classic Charm

Remodel an Old Fireplace

Remodeling your fireplace doesn’t have to mean a contemporary design with minimal character. You could also keep your fireplace classy and traditional with ornately carved wood, a classic stone design, or other high-end materials.

Make it Modern and Sleek

Remodel an Old Fireplace

On the other hand, if you love sleek designs, a fireplace remodel is a great time to go bold! Linear fireplaces are very popular right now, as are other modern fireplace designs.

FAQs About Remodeling an Old Fireplace

Remodel an Old Fireplace

How do you modernize and remodel an old fireplace?

The best way to modernize an old fireplace depends on the kind of fireplace you have. You may want to consider adding an insert or even changing fuel sources for increased efficiency.

For the design part of modernizing a fireplace, look to our gallery, magazines, social media, and this blog for inspiration. You can often make a fireplace look completely different with a fresh coat of white paint, a new reclaimed wood mantelpiece, or a new tile surround.

How do you redesign a fireplace?

If you need help redesigning your fireplace and live in the Greater Seattle area, contact the experts at Four Day Fireplace. We can help you find the right options and materials for your home and create something beautiful.

How do you remodel an old fireplace mantel or surround?

There are many different ways to remodel a fireplace mantel or surround. We encourage you to check out our gallery for ideas! If you need help remodeling your fireplace mantel or surround, and you live in the Greater Seattle area, contact the experts at Four Day Fireplace.

How much does it cost to remodel an old fireplace?

Fireplace makeover costs can vary quite a bit depending on the kind of remodeling work you choose. Remodeling a fireplace mantel will generally be much less expensive than installing a whole new fireplace with a different fuel source or building a new chimney.

If you live in the Greater Seattle area and are interested in a fireplace makeover, contact the Four Day Fireplace team for a quote on your fireplace project.


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