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7 Simple But Stunning Fireplace Remodel Ideas

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As a new year begins, many people take the opportunity to start new projects and set goals. If you’re yearning to spruce up your space a little, consider a fireplace remodel. It’s a simple, affordable yet impactful way to freshen up any space. We’ve curated a list of 7 simple but stunning fireplace remodel ideas to inspire you and ignite your creativity.

7 Ways to Bring New Life to Your Hearth & Home

1. Add a New Mantel

In your pursuit of revamping your fireplace, consider the addition of a new mantel. A nice organic wood mantel is a simple way to add warmth and make the whole space more inviting. Alternatively, consider a timeless stone mantel for a touch of rustic charm or a sleek metal mantel for a more contemporary edge. Just the addition of a mantel will redefine the aesthetic of the whole room.

2. Lower the Mantel

While we’re on mantels, you could reset where your mantel sits. If you feel it’s too high and disconnected from the room, adjust it. Lowering the mantel will create more unity, bringing everything together for a more defined focal point. Plus, this adjustment will make your fireplace more functional.

3. Paint the Bricks

A simple way to freshen up your fireplace is to paint over the existing bricks. Keep in mind that colour palette sets the tone for the entire room. Deep reds, rich browns, and creamy hues add an extra layer of warmth and coziness. Another thing to consider is the type of paint; opt for a high heat-resistant paint so it’s durable and safe. What will only take a weekend will totally transform your fireplace.

4. Install Built-in Shelves

Another way to rework your fireplace is to add some built-in shelves. You could create a charming reading nook or just use the shelves for storage and decor. If you want to be really creative, you could set up a corner to serve as a hot chocolate station. However you use them, built-in shelves are a truly simple way to spice up your space.

5. Mount a TV

Make your fireplace multi-purpose and install a wall-mounted TV above it, creating the ultimate central entertainment hub. We can’t imagine a more snug and inviting setup to curl up and watch a movie on a cold night. Just make sure the TV is high-heat-resistant and installed securely. 

6. Add Lighting 

Elevate your fireplace – and the whole space – by adding thoughtfully placed lighting around it. Go with the gentle glow of warm lights that enhance the cozy atmosphere and contribute to the overall ambiance. Consider dimmable lights so you can tailor the intensity to whatever mood and whatever activity.

7. Get an Insert

Another super easy way to give new life to your fireplace is to have a gas insert installed. These inserts offer functional heat, plus, offer a visually appealing simulated fire. With so many options, you can select the one that matches your home and aesthetic. 

Let’s Remodel Your Fireplace Together

However you choose to freshen up your fireplace and reinvigorate your living space, trust Team Harding. From materials to expert advice and professional installation, we are here to help you transform your vision into a reality. Our design team and special finishing team have endless ideas and knowledge if you’re in need of inspiration and design tips. 

Let’s get started on your fireplace remodel so you can get back to enjoying your fireplace like you did when it was brand new!

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