The fireplace is usually the focal point in any room and you definitely want to your fireplace to make the right impression. In fact, reviving your fireplace in your living room can add value to your home when you come to sell it. However, changing your fireplace to revive your room needs to be done right.
Many older homes have brick fireplaces that give the room and the whole home a dated feel. When it comes to reviving the fireplace, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some ideas to transform your room by changing the fireplace.
Install a Mantel
Depending on the design and shape of your existing fireplace, installing a mantel can give an air of elegance and grace to your living room. There are many contemporary mantels to choose from, or you go for a salvaged mantel and give your room a vintage feel.
Tile the hearth
Another way to transform your room is to tile the area just in front of the fireplace. This not only provides an element of safety from flying sparks and embers but makes your fireplace look classy. You can also transform the look of your living room by going for colorful new tiles.
The great thing about tiling the hearth is that many DIY enthusiasts can do the work themselves.
Tile the fireplace surround
You can dramatically improve the look of an old fireplace by tiling the area around the fireplace. This can make old, drab brickwork look new, modern and contemporary.
If tiling isn’t your thing, you can create a stunning centerpiece with your fireplace by adding a granite surround and hearth. Because of the cost and level of skill involved, it is best to get in touch with a professional to get the job done properly.