As soon as the winter arrives, the cold takes over the warm evening, and almost everyone looks forward to sitting by a fireplace. According to Malisa Moroni, a leading French interior decorator, a fireplace can transform your area entirely or ruin it completely; be considerate while choosing it. It acts as a functional and decorative part of the lounge, room, or anywhere it is placed. It becomes the focal point at parties and gatherings hosted indoor or outdoor, somewhere the whole gathering sits around, and the environment is a cherishing one. There can be a room corner fireplace, a cozy fireplace in the library, a modern fireplace in the living area, or an ultra-modish decoration in your house. Here are some Fireplace Remodel Ideas:
No matter what type of house theme you hold, adding or updating the fireplace castes magic like nothing else. So if you have had the same old fireplace that no more matches your taste, and you are so done that you want to break up with it, this article is definitely for you. The winter is around the corner, and the time is now ripe for updating your fire area. The area containing woods, stones, and a perfect heating system is calling for a makeover.
The remodeling of fireplaces discussed in this article will be of different budgets; we have something for all of you, so keep reading. We have also considered various tastes and themes while bringing forward our top picks from the ideas of remodeling fireplaces in 2021. Everything will be discussed step by step, from deciding the paint on the fireplace wall to the decorating elements. Moreover, we will not give you straight guidelines to follow; rather, we would suggest different elements at different steps of transforming your lovely fireplace.
To start with, see what your theme is or what theme you want to bring up in your house. You may opt for a French-inspired fireplace, an antique English, modern European, Italian, monochrome, pop color, funky, creative, or artistic themes. The themes can also be floral, unicorn, or inspired by anything close to your heart. It can even hold the memories of your favorite historical event or hold souvenirs of your best and unforgettable trip.
It has to be a wall that is much more than a mere wall. If it’s a family home, one may display all the family-related memories in beautiful frames. There is a lot that can be done here. This wall is going to catch attention due to holding the fireplace; it should be crafted accordingly. Try to keep it in a different hue from the rest of the surroundings.
Once you have decided on the theme, the first thing you need to do is paint the wall having the fireplace in accordance with your theme. Be it stripes, zigzags, floral, monochrome or multicolor, all these mixed up with your customized style will add more glamour to your space. Along with painting the wall or pasting a wallpaper, there is a lot more that can be done.
A turquoise wall with a golden shaded metallic fireplace creates a vintage-like classy look. Turquoise here can be replaced with a brick red color. Or else texture can be added by making it a red brick wall. The red brick fireplace remodel looks classy. Sand bricks can also be used; it’s all about what you prefer.
Another example of a textured fireplace wall is to add metallic flower boards, anchors, or other decorations available in the market. Metallic decorations have gathered much attention and have been trending the past year. Placing mirrors is not recommended, however, due to safety reasons. Colorful fiber plastic or heat-insulated plastic decorations, even heat-insulated glass decorations can be placed all over the wall to create a wonderfully textured wall. Even wood logs can be pasted on the wall for a cozy look to create a more natural look.
For an ultra-modern pop, a color-inspired wall uses pop art paintings or painted the neon shade stripes’ wall. This generally looks cool in designer offices, kitty parties, and girly living zones. It will create a super chic look that would stay in the mind of anyone who sees it. The whole wall can be painted in scenery or an olive, cherry, or autumn branch. All looks cool.
Sometimes, some people do not find such funky, super modern, or too vintage-like looks attractive. They are fond of white; in other cases, they admire black. Those who want to keep their theme white can opt for wooden tones or metallic fireplaces. For those opting for a dark charcoal-themed wall, a golden fireplace is a big yes.
So having decided on the wall, the next thing on the to-do list is choosing your fireplace frame. Here you can decide what matches the best with your theme.
Several fireplaces ideas can be incorporated into your new design and even an updated system, especially when the budget is not a problem. The fireplace mantels will be discussed in this article, but before that, some different, unique, and updated collections of fireplaces will be discussed to provide you 2021 like ideas.
Electric fireplaces have gained much fame as they are environment-friendly, safe to use, and of great utility. There are electric heaters in the market that mimic like a fireplace; the view is the same, and so is the warmth. They are considered to have the edge over other orthodox fireplaces as they do not emit any harmful fumes. Also, they are easily operated; all you need to do is to the plugin. Tangela 30 inch Recessed electric fireplace is a good one and costs under $300. Pura Flame also offers some electric fireplaces that look like traditional flaming fireplaces and come with a crackling sound. All these discussed can be found easily on Amazon.
You can also replace your old fireplace with a gas fireplace, or even if you are looking for a change or swap. This can be made by arranging ceramic wood logs or stones, placed in the mantle, arranged realistically, and powered by a gas connection. A good set of ceramic logs, stone, cones, and other accessories costs roughly around $45 on amazon. One needs a professional plumber for this arrangement as gas leakage may lead to health hazards or even fire. Also, this sort of fireplaces needs a space to vent the fumes. The quality of the heating is great. Mantel made up of wood, metal, or even fiberglass can be arranged to create a chic look.
Also, your traditional fireplace can be replaced by a gas insert. These two have been the most liked new fireplace remodel ideas; if you are a fan of the same old school traditional wood log fireplace, then a mantel with an exceptional venting system is all you need. You can also transform your fireplace area entirely. Yaki 7 inches fireplace hanging lanterns with 6 hours of rechargeable batteries can help you create a ‘hanging fireplace.’
Once you are done choosing your best fireplace that also matches your budget, now the time has come for you to arrange decorations. The decorations here consist of the mantel, the shelf above the mantel, the decorations placed in the fireplace, and a nice accessories bucket. Also, an air-purifying plant, a hanger, along a cozy blanket can be incorporated on the sides of the fireplace.
The gas fireplace demands air purifying indoor plants like aloe Vera or cactus to save you from the health hazards they bring. These plants can also be hanged on the fireplace wall to create a balanced environment. Do not forget to place a chic fancy fence if you are going forward metallic, French or vintage-themed fireplace.
Once the remodel fireplace has been set, the shelf above can be adorned with your favorite goods. We recommend you do not use too many things; crowding never looks good.
How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Fireplace?
We hope we have made you well aware of what steps you need to take to remodel your fireplace. Yet, we would emphasize that the first step of doing almost anything in this world is deciding the budget. According to our experts, the minimum fireplace remodel cost is $300. If you are looking for maintenance only, then it can range between $150-400, or if you are planning to add accessories to your fireplace to define its look, the purpose can be fulfilled in merely $100. However, if you are looking for a complete makeover according to the above-given plan and labor included, you will need $450-1200 as per the design and makeover type.
A fireplace definitely can ruin or uplift the visual environment as well as the temperature of your space. One must choose the fireplace area, type, and visual depiction vigilantly. Transforming the fireplace is both exciting and enthusiastic. They are often built as a centerpiece in the room that becomes the focal point ultimately. Our goal is to help you transform your fireplace on a medium budget. We have also tried to assist you in restyling your fireplace that will leave you happy and satisfied.