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We Do Custom Fireplace Facelift Work

Looking for fireplace refacing services near Nashville? Ashbusters Chimney Service is the best in the business when it comes to creating updated, idyllic, and functional custom fireplaces in Nashville and beyond. Whether you’re interested in completely switching up your fireplace facing materials to something bold and new or are just looking for a general refresh, the team at Ashbusters has the training, experience, creativity, and dedication to achieve the look you’re after.

We provide exceptional fireplace facelift services in addition to all the normal routine fireplace and chimney repairs, maintenance, and other services. And with close to 40 years of experience doing just that, you can trust that our work will be prompt, professional, and altogether pristine.

From preventive structural care like chimney cleanings and inspections to leak repairs, complete masonry rebuilds to internal fireplace facelifts, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians at Ashbusters can do it all. Give us a call at 615-459-2546 or fill out this form through our website to get in touch with someone from our team and learn more.

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Fireplace Facelift – Before

Newly built fireplace and hearth with light brown and greay bricks

Fireplace Facelift – After

What Is a Fireplace Facelift?

You’ve heard of “fireplace renovations” and “hearth remodels,” even services containing the terms “revival” and “restoration.” But facelift?

So yes – you are renovating, remodeling, and restoring the appearance of your home heating system, but you’re also physically removing the existing facing material from the front of your fireplace to replace it with something new. Quite literally… a fireplace facelift.

What Facing Materials Can I Choose from?

Now, it’s time to get into the fun part: material options. Gone are the days when every hearth looked more or less the same. With only a handful of facing material options and creativity yet to reach its peak, many homeowners didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to the look of their fireplaces.

Oh, how the times have changed (and for the better). These days, you’d be surprised by the options and possibilities out there. So, whether you’re searching for something a bit more traditional or you want to stick to a minimalistic yet contemporary design, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. The hardest part is picking one!

Traditional Fireplace Facing Options

If it’s the timeless and classic “traditional cozy fireplace” vibe you’re after, you might wish to choose between brick, stone, or cultured stone.

  • Brick: You can really make a variety of statements with a brick fireplace facing, depending on which brick type and color you choose. You can also spice things up with creative patterns and placement, taking something traditional and giving it a modern twist. Plus, brick is an incredibly durable material and, when constructed by a professional mason, brick fireplace facing can last you a lifetime. If you are leaning towards brick, however, keep in mind that it will require more structural support than a lighter building material.
  • Stone: From marble and granite to limestone and slate, stone can be a beautiful and durable fireplace facing option. With the many colors, patterns, and placement choices to navigate, stone can give you the results you’re looking for whether your aesthetic is traditional or more modern. That said, if you are considering stone for your fireplace facing, be sure to factor in weight and cost.
  • Cultured Stone: Cultured stone is more lightweight (and cheaper), and is manufactured to resemble natural stone. Available in over 100 colors and a variety of textures, cultured stone gives almost limitless options at a fraction of the weight and a fraction of the cost. Because they are manufactured, they are also almost always readily available.

Modern Fireplace Facing Options

In the market for something a bit more current or trendy? Perhaps refacing your fireplace with metal, tile, or cast concrete would be suitable for your tastes.

  • Metal: If it’s a sleek and smooth look you’re going for, few materials would be as effective as metal. Depending on the design, material finish, and how you style it, metal facing surrounding your fireplace can be plain and unassuming, or eye-catching and commanding. Simple, yet powerful in its own right, metal is a great choice for those looking for a streamlined, straightforward appearance.
  • Tile: When it comes to a material with the most options available, tile takes the cake. With choices concerning colors and styles, placements and textures, even finishes, when you reface your fireplace with tile, the sky really is the limit. From cobalt blue to mosaic glass, man-made materials to those sourced from nature, your new tiled fireplace facing design can be as unique as you are. Tile is a truly great way to make your fireplace the focal point of the room.
  • Cast Concrete: Thanks to its natural durability and the fact that it can be formed into just about any shape, size, or design, cast concrete is a solid choice for fireplace facing. Like many of the others, you have the ability to customize the color, texture, and finish, but similar to stone, the weight of the material should be factored into your decision making.

…see? We told you there were many options. Imagine if we listed all the colors and textures and patterns and finishes too – we’d be here all day. The good news is that whether you have an inkling of what material would be the best fit for you or you’re completely unsure which one to pick, the team of experts at Ashbusters Chimney Service is here to help. 

Fill out this appointment request form to get in touch with someone from our team, or you can give us a call at 615-459-2546 to learn more about all we can do for you.

Why Should I Consider Refacing My Fireplace?

Listen, we get it. While it is incredibly important to love the aesthetics of your home, embarking on a home improvement journey for visual appeal alone may seem frivolous. Are there other, more beneficial reasons why one might consider a fireplace makeover?

You bet. For as much emphasis as we place on the way a fireplace facelift can completely transform the look and feel of the space it’s located in, there are a handful of other reasons you might consider scheduling such a service:

  • Increases the value of your home. Sure, you may not be in the market for selling your home right now, but you never know what the future may bring. Ensuring your fireplace stays generally updated and in overall good condition could be a deciding factor if buyers are choosing between your place and one that’s similar.
  • Simpler maintenance routine. If your system is over a certain age, you may have noticed how much of a challenge it is to achieve the same level of order and cleanliness you once had. Investing in a facelift not only has the power to improve the look of your system components, but also to keep everything clean, tidy, and soot-free. Say goodbye to dingy and drab and hello to spic and span!
  • Improves system efficiency. Though this does depend on multiple different factors, chances are that if your fireplace system has seen better days, it’s also probably seen better heat production. Sometimes, simply replacing the facing with updated materials can do a great deal in redirecting the produced heat back into your living space where it belongs.
  • Effective way to make some drastic changes. We mentioned this briefly already, but if you’re interested in changing something that can have a myriad of results when it comes to both your space and your heating system, a fireplace facelift is absolutely the way to go. Why settle for painting the walls and switching out some pillows when you can create a custom fireplace that looks gorgeous, boosts ambience, and keeps you warm and cozy?
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Fireplace Facelift – Before

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Fireplace Facelift – During

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Fireplace Facelift – After

How Do I Modernize the Look of My Fireplace?

If your fireplace was installed any time after 1980, it’s more than likely you have a factory-built appliance. And just like any other household appliance, these units have a lifespan.

After a while, it’s not just their individual components and efficiency that suffers, but their appearance, too – especially considering the rate in which interior design and personal style change. Although most components can often be replaced, eventually the entire unit will need to be swapped out with a new one.

Often, when it comes time to say goodbye to your old appliance and welcome something new, many homeowners choose to update their fireplace facing too. Sometimes it is a matter of taste, but sometimes the appliance is attached to the facing and will actually take some of that facing with it when it is removed. You may wish to simply replace the old and ragged material with something fresh and updated to bring a brightness back into the room – or perhaps it’s the perfect excuse to rethink the look and feel of the entire space by changing the appearance of its focal point.

The good news is that there are so many different materials and trims and finishes out there that you really can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. If you’ve been looking for a way to modernize your fireplace or alternative hearth appliance, a fireplace facelift is an excellent opportunity to create your perfect fireplace.

Schedule yours with us – call or book online today.

Can I Update My Fireplace Without Renovating the Entire Room?

Absolutely. In fact, renovating your fireplace is a great way to change up the look and feel of your entire space; a well-designed hearth creates a focal point that immediately catches the eye and draws a person in.

Sure, you could move all your furniture out of the room to repaint every wall, or switch out every armchair, ottoman, and sofa in order to achieve something fresh and new, but that’s a ton of work. You’d have to pick a new paint color, decide on accents and decorations, establish a different color scheme, determine which fabrics, patterns, or textures you’d like to feature in or on all of your furniture, etc.

Actually, if you add up all the little costs here and there associated with remodeling your entire room, they very well could rival what you’d spend on a fireplace makeover – only the process would likely be longer and more taxing.

Perhaps we’re biased, but when it comes to home improvement and remodeling projects – and the room in question features a fireplace or other hearth appliance – there’s nothing better, and ultimately more effective, than a fireplace facelift. In a way, you’re killing two birds with one stone: updating the design and style of the room, while simultaneously improving the overall efficiency and performance of your existing system. That counts as a definite win-win in our books.

Interested to learn more? The team at Ashbusters is here and happy to help calm your concerns and answer any questions you may have. You can reach us through our website by filling out this form or calling 615-459-2546.

Are There Any Fireplace Facelift Projects I Can Do Myself?

If you want to stay safe and ensure everything is still nice-looking and operational (which we sincerely hope you do), then… no.

DIY projects are good for the mind and soul, sure, but when it comes to messing around with an appliance as vulnerable and dangerous as a fireplace/chimney system? Considering the extreme temperatures, amount of dirt and debris, and dangerously toxic fumes and gases your fireplace regularly comes into contact with, it’s best to leave all that work to professionals like us.

While they may seem to be rather simple in their structure and function, in actuality, there is a lot going on behind the scenes and within the walls of your hearth appliance. Trust us, you’ll save tons of time and money when you consult an expert on the front end of things as opposed to reaching out after a failed attempt.

If you’re a Nashville homeowner and have been looking for the right excuse to finally create the perfect, custom fireplace of your dreams, consider this a sign! Reach out and learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help make your evenings at home in front of the fire that much better. Give us a call at 615-459-2546 to learn more.

Is It Expensive To Reface a Fireplace?

Here’s the thing: while we wish this was a simple yes/no question, the reality of the situation is a great deal more complicated. For starters, the term “expensive” is rather arbitrary – what might be considered costly or extravagant to one, could very well be regular, average spending to another.

Another thing to keep in mind is the size of your fireplace. A larger surface area will require more of the new facing material and will be more labor intensive than one a bit smaller. And then there’s the whole matter of the service itself and all that it entails. With so many vastly different material options and all the associated colors and trims and finishes that are part of the decision-making process, the price range for such a service is quite extreme.

All that said, a fireplace facelift doesn’t have to be a fancy or elaborate expense. We mentioned it briefly in the section about the various facing materials available, but a large portion of the cost is determined by which material you choose. Don’t let the fear of expense stop you from creating your ideal living space – just give us a call and once we know a little bit more about what you’re interested in and what your price range is, we can give you a more accurate estimate.

Looking for More Than a New Facing? Ask Us About Our Appliance Installations!

Perhaps you’re interested in an even bigger change – one that brings increased efficiency, more heat production, or a totally different look. Whether you’ve always wanted a wood stove or it’s time to make the switch from gas to coal or wood to gas, we’re sure to have the perfect product that fits both your lifestyle and aesthetics.

Here at Ashbusters Chimney Service, we only carry the best products from the most reputable and respected brands in the industry. So, no matter what appliance and finished look you’re after, we’ve got you covered. From free-standing units to fireplace inserts, outdoor systems to contemporary fireplaces, we carry it all. Reach out to someone from our team and learn more about all the products we sell and install.

Book Your Fireplace Facelift with Ashbusters Today

If you live in the greater Nashville area and have been thinking about switching up the look, feel, and vibe of your hearth, what better time to get started than now? Whatever your design aesthetic or budget, we would love to help develop and create your dream fireplace.

Questions about the fireplace facelift process? Looking for a reputable company to take care of some annual fireplace maintenance services, like an inspection or chimney cleaning? We can do that too. Get in touch by filling out our appointment request form or give us a call at 615-459-2546. We’d love to hear from you!


When you’ve been in business as long as we have, knowing how to do a fireplace installation the right way is all part of our chimney and dryer services…count on it!