Updating my fireplace
HGTV fan Remodelando la Casa wanted to add height to her living room, so she extended her fireplace mantel to the ceiling.She kept the mantel accessories to a minimum to open up the space, but she added a signature piece of art as a bold focal point.Consider jazzing things up with some colorful new tiles.You can change the whole look of a fireplace—and the room—in one or two weekends.The chimney is permanent, but the mantel's just a front.Sharp, detailed models come in kits that lock together with a few twists of the Phillips-head. For full step-by-step instructions on how to update your fireplace, see How to Install A Mantel.
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Designer Emily Henderson of Secrets From a Stylist chose a concrete fireplace surround for a rustic look.
She hung a Cub Scout diagram above the fireplace and chose an ocean blue color for a nautical look.
That's why so many of them still grace the parlors, dining rooms, and bedrooms of old houses even when the fireboxes have been walled over to eliminate drafts.
For every surviving example, of course, there are dozens that were torn from walls during reckless remodels.