Asked on Dec 12, 2018

How much approximately would it be to take out a brick fireplace?

MCLynn SorrellKelli L. Milligan


5 answers
  • Consult with a professional first just to get a ball park figure, but if you do it yourself, there will be no cost other than time and sweat. Have you considered leaving it and just giving it a make over such as a white wash? Just a thought.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Hi MC,

    If you do it yourself, nothing but time and a bit of mess. Use a Coal Chisel and a Bolster.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Are you just covering it up or removing the entire run, chimney. In our area fireplaces are considered a property improvement, adds value to the home, even taxed on it. Just something to consider.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Just the facing or entire fireplace/chimney completely gone???

  • MC
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Thank you all,

    We would be removing the entire brick you need a permit for this?

    • Depending on where you live, yes. Where I live, absolutely. Rebuilding or enclosing the void is what requires inspections. Just know you are devaluing the home. Call your insurance carrier and county tax assessor.

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