Your fireplace is the focal point of your main living area in your house, so if your fireplace is more of an eyesore than an attractive centerpiece, you may want to consider a custom fireplace facelift from Ashbusters. Giving your fireplace a facelift can be done for several reasons. You may be installing a new heating appliance, which would require fireplace refacing. When we remove your old appliance, we most likely will have to remove part of the facing since many appliances are attached to the facing. Or, you may have an old, rundown fireplace facing that needs a new look, and a custom fireplace facelift is the perfect solution. Another reason to reface your fireplace is when you move into a new home and want to change the decor of the existing fireplace. No matter why your fireplace needs a facelift, Ashbusters can give you exactly what you would like. We would like to share with you the different materials we use to update your fireplace facing to give you an idea of your facelift options.
Thought of as the traditional fireplace facing, brick can also be used in different ways to create an updated modern look, the classic brick mantel design, or other styles. Ashbusters provides options in color, shape, and size of bricks to give you many design choices for your fireplace facelift. Better Homes & Gardens likes brick fireplace facings for the variety it provides. Using different shades of black and gray bricks give a sleek, contemporary look to a hearth, white bricks add elegance to the room, and weathered, antiqued bricks provide a rustic and Old World atmosphere.
If you want a truly unique fireplace facelift, tile can create a gorgeous focal point; however, you may become easily overwhelmed because of the limitless options available in colors, patterns, styles, placement, textures, and finishes. Any decor can be accented by a tile fireplace facing, and just about any design you would like can be achieved with this material. Tile is easy to apply on top of bricks, which makes it the perfect choice for those who want to give an old fireplace a facelift but do not need to replace the heating appliance. A tile fireplace facing is also simple to maintain and clean.
With this material, you have a choice between real stone and cultured stone, a realistic-looking product made from polymer resin. While natural stone like limestone, marble, and granite can be stunning, its cost can be quite expensive. If you are on a tight budget, cultured stone can give you the look of any natural stone. Cultured stone also provides more color and style options, which makes it easier for you to find the exact look you want for your fireplace facelift.
Hand Cast Concrete
A naturally durable material, hand cast concrete is ideal to reface a fireplace because it can be formed in any shape or size. You can also choose its color, texture, and finish. This type of fireplace facing also helps heat your home more efficiently because the thermal mass qualities of concrete allow it to absorb and redistribute the heat from your fireplace.
Have any questions about fireplace refacing? Contact Ashbusters to ask our expert staff to help you decide about giving your fireplace a facelift.