It started with the words, the house is move in ready. But in reality it was not. Once we lived in our home for a few months, we quickly learned what we liked and we didn’t like. Our new master bedroom lacked the sleek and modern feel we wanted. Although we did remodel the entire master bedroom, here are a few pictures from our fireplace place remodel.
The fireplace wall started out with a Southwestern design, complete with yellowish walls, painted faux tiles and too many shelves and cut outs. Besides not being very attractive, these shelves and cut outs are big dust collectors.
Painting the walls gray and replacing the carpet helped a lot. But the overall Southwestern look was still very apparent. The gas logs were outdated. There was no way around it, the only way to address all that we didn’t love, was to re-do the fireplace wall in our master bedroom.
The shelves on the TV wall were removed, and a recess was made for the television. A proper hearth was created. Rather than rip out the entire guts of the fireplace we decided to simply flatten it to create a more contemporary design. This saved us money and avoided any unexpected surprises.
The old gas logs were replaced by a simple linear burner with 1/2 inch black reflective glass stones. This is an inexpensive way to instantly update a fireplace. Installing a linear burner takes less than a hour. A marble hearth was added. Finally the walls were painted a contrasting gray color.
Stacked stone was installed. The stone purchased was a charcoal gray. A sealer was added to the stone and that darkened up the stone quite a bit. So be aware of that when buying stone that will need sealing. Our fireplace remodel is complete and we could not be more pleased.
Fireplace Remodel Tips
1. Gather pictures of the designs and materials you love to show your contractor
2. Be present for each phase of the project. Don’t be afraid to modify the design if something doesn’t look right
3. Know your budget and don’t be afraid to search out materials that are less expensive
Traveling with lipstick is my blog on travel, beauty and living life beautifully organized. One of my passions is interior design. Over the past several years, we have been updating our home in Scottsdale, Arizona. It has been surprising to me how long projects take. Finally, several of our rooms are coming together. I will be posting more remodeling projects in future posts. Thanks for stopping by. Veronica