Winter may start out with beauty but by May you may be ready for a spring breeze to replace the winter chill. The green buds blooming on trees is a welcome sight this time of year and the last thing you want to think about is the fireplace. But while redecorating for spring this year, consider updating your hearth! From a new surround to new mantels and glass doors, consider talking with the Chimney Doctors of Colorado this year.

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One way to really dress up your fireplace is to start with the fireplace surround. Over time and use, your fireplace surround can become dingy and drab looking, and there are different ways you can dress it up to make it a bright focal point of your room. Did you know you can paint over the surround]? Before you begin, however, examine your fireplace. If it’s made from some kind of stone, painting it is not a good idea, because the paint won’t stick to this surface. A brick fireplace, on the other hand, is a perfect candidate for painting. Pick white for a striking contrast to colored walls, pick black for lighter walls, or go with any color that contrasts with your walls and adds color and pizzazz.

Glass Doors

An easy way to make your fireplace take on a new look is by adding glass doors. Glass doors are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also play an important role in keeping your fireplace efficient. When you burn a fire in your fireplace, warm air from the room is drawn up the chimney. Some of this is okay because it helps with combustion, but when your fireplace isn’t in use, the heat loss can be costly. One added protection from losing warm air up the chimney is by closing your fireplace doors. You can choose from a wide variety of styles to add ambiance to your room.


A great way to add a fresh new look to your fireplace is to change up the look of your mantel. Whether you decide to paint your old mantel or find a new one, this will add a great focal point to your room. Another way to change the look of the mantel is to add new items on top. Family pictures can add a nostalgic appeal, especially when accompanied by a charming vase and fresh flowers. Just use your imagination to add your own flair to the room.

However you decide to change up your fireplace, if you have any questions or are just looking for solid advice, give Chimney Doctors of Colorado a call today!