When you think of doing a remodeling job, you probably think big. An updated kitchen, complete with new appliances. A beautiful new bedroom set, bedding, and curtains in the bedroom. Bright, soft carpet and new furniture in the living room. It is just such a good feeling to walk into a room that you have completely remodeled. It fits the exact picture that you had in your mind. However, when you’ve thought of remodeling, have you considered redoing your fireplace? There’s nothing that can change the look and feel of a room quite like a fireplace remodel can!

Getting Started

There are basically two reasons that a fireplace needs to be redone: because it needs repairs, or because it needs updating. Either way, it’s important to figure out exactly how much money you may need to spend before you start to look at ideas. This task can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be.

After you’ve determined your price range, begin to look at the different materials you might use to complete the work. The materials you choose will have a big impact on how much you end up spending.

Is money is no object? You might want to consider using a slab of some solid surface – such as granite or marble. This creates a unique effect that will make your fireplace the centerpiece of the room. Be aware, it will end up costing more, so be sure to pick the perfect piece for your room!

Another good option is steel. Building codes will probably require that you have a certain width of noncombustible material for the surround and the hearth. Therefore, steel can be an excellent option! Or, if you like the look of a metal but want a truly unique look, try copper. This will give a beautiful, glowing finish with the added bonus of changing looks as time passes.

Tile is another great choice when considering a front for your fireplace. Tile has the advantage of coming in many colors and styles. In addition, these tiles can be arranged in innumerable patterns! This ensures that you will have a completely unique fireplace that matches whatever style you’re trying to achieve. Not only this, but you can determine how much you spend by picking a less or more expensive tile.

Bring in the Experts

It may seem like an easy job to make over your fireplace, but don’t be fooled: your fireplace is too important of a focal point in your room to leave to anyone but experts like the technicians at Chimney Doctors of Colorado. They have had years of experience and know just what to do to get the results you’re looking for. Trust your fireplace facelift to the National Fireplace Institute certified and Chimney Safety Institute of America certified experts and you’ll soon have the fireplace of your dreams!