The trend of constructing outdoor fireplace pits and fireplaces is catching on at a quick tempo. The previous wood-burning hearth was replaced with a handy, power-saving fuel unit. The homeowners gained space by eliminating the huge stone wall, and the brighter wall shade makes the room seem even larger. Since we had the wall open within the back we installed an influence outlet and cable for our tv. I’m not usually a fan of tvs over the hearth but in this room we did not have one other space I appreciated higher for the television and we love to watch motion pictures collectively so we needed a television in here.
To splurge and save for this fire transform, the demolition and the barn siding had been tackled do-it-yourself model, whereas the steel floating mantel was customized made by a high-end fabricator. By watching some DIY reveals on TELEVISION, homeowners might get the impression that they can do the transforming themselves with out checking for fireplace questions of safety, clearances to combustibles, or consulting an expert chimney sweep.
Keith Frederick, a brick and stone masonry specialist and founder of Frederick Development of Tampa Bay, tells me he is recently re-confronted seven fireplaces. We have a Nineteen Seventies tract home however are in love with the Craftsman period and are slowly reworking our dwelling one room at a time as we can afford it. I do all of my own work and maintain all the things on a low price range.
The room was in determined need of a redesign and fresh look, which was achieved by remodeling a hearth. The hearth is double-sided, so I designed the mantel to wrap utterly around the hearth box. I also changed the floor tiles in entrance of the fireplace with a slate-like ceramic tile. For a contemporary look, the mantel was designed “floating fashion,” which refers to its lack of corbels or support brackets to carry it up. To create the mantel, a 5-sided rectangular box measuring 70 inches in width was cut and assembled.
Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the hearth right here, for a bold look you possibly can simply replicate with any favorite hue. They took their time fitting in every bit of stone and we’re not glad with just slapping it in. They are excited about building fireplaces, which to me says that they take pleasure in their job and want to do nicely.