Most of the time it is the tile around the fireplace that is outdated, green slate from the 90’s, or the fireplace surround is oak or perhaps doesn’t exist.
Updating a fireplace does not have to be a major project or a major expense.
Many times it is as easy as painting the mantel. An instant update for only a quart of primer and paint.
Other times a bit more may be needed with the tile needing to be replaced. I did this project in my own home just a couple months ago and wish I would have done it sooner!
My fireplace wasn’t horrible but I always wished it wasn’t just painted drywall as the surround, and I was really tired of the goldish cast tile. It just didn’t go with the look of my living room anymore.
I had a tiler come in and remove the existing tile on the floor and around the gas unit and replace it with a more updated tile. I then had a handyman put various sizes of trim board on the surround to give the appearance of a wood surround. I painted it white and it now has an architectural look as well as being updated.
The tiling labor was about $600, the tile itself less than $100, the trim boards and paint less than $30 and the handyman about an hour of labor.
An update to a fireplace does not need to cost thousands and thousands of dollars or be a major project. For you it could be $50 in primer and paint; or less than a $1000 for a larger update.
If you need assistant in determining what your fireplace needs or in selecting the product, reach out to Rooms With Style for an appointment.