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Fireplace Makeover Ideas for Any Budget

There are few before and after pictures from our projects that catch my eye as much as a good fireplace makeover. Here are a few of my favorites that we've done.

I love when we are able to keep elements from an old fireplace in our new design. Like this one in a ranch home makeover we did.

I know, I know, it's hard to believe we liked anything about the house from this picture. But the original fireplace opening was massive and I loved how it immediately captured your attention when you walked into the home. We contemplated filling in the space with an all new gas fireplace, but ultimately decided this was the right spot to bring some charm back into the home. The original felt way too bulky and actually made the room feel smaller, so we tore out most of the facade and made the opening nearly flush with the wall.

The original brick was in great shape and just needed some cleaning up. For the new design, I wanted to make a statement, so we bought this really fun tile to lay on the floor in front of the fireplace.

We painted the remaining brick and added this farmhouse mantel from Wayfair to finish it off. Love how the pop of tile really makes this one stand out!

One of the easiest ways to give a fireplace a makeover is to simply paint it. Like we did with this brick fireplace in a 1970s home we wanted to modernize.

The brick was in good shape, but the red did not go with our modern design so we just painted it gray and black. This took hardly any time or money, but really made a huge difference.

And sometimes a fireplace is in such distress that we have no choice but to spend more and completely redo it. That was the case with this flip house we did. The fireplace was weirdly off centered, damaged and was in a house that had such a bad animal smell, that everything had to be replaced.

We decided to keep the fireplace location, but make it actually centered. And we went with a stacked stone to update it.

Thanks for reading! Until next time!


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