Fireplace Makeover - Wood to Gas
Tackling a big job like a fireplace is a bit daunting but you can do it, especially if you have a great contractor who solicits your opinions and is a good listener. My wood-burning fireplace was a huge box that stuck out into the small room about two feet. I finally decided to take the plunge and demo the old fireplace and replace it with a gas insert.
I asked my contractor to build a raised platform to rest the insert on, making the flames more visible.
Then I asked him if he could match the design on the original newel post on the staircase.
I picked out some tile that resembled tile I'd seen in similar old houses.
Some white paint and lighter decor freshened up the room.
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