17 Facelift Ideas for a Fireplace Remodel in Your Home

In this day and age, there is so much you can do to remedy a tired-looking fireplace. If you’re thinking of carrying out a DIY fireplace makeover, these 17 remarkable examples of refurbished brick and stone fireplaces should whet your appetite and encourage you to get started. Whether you’re thinking of retaining the old-school charm and character of a traditional fireplace or you want a contemporary fireplace remodel that brings your home’s social space well and truly into the 21st century, you’ll find the inspiration to make your remodeled fireplace a focal point once again.

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Staining Your Mantel a Darker Color Can Hide Dated “Orange” Mantels

Does your fireplace mantel look a dated orange color? Discover what a little paint and stain can do. This Hometalker completed a fireplace remodel in just three simple

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fireplace paint remodel

This Fireplace Remodel Took Just Three Hours

If you’re somewhat daunted by the idea of a DIY fireplace remodel, check out this three-hour makeover. Instead of "going big or going home", this Hometalker spent just

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fireplace surround remodel

A Lick of Paint on a Bricked Fireplace Gives Farmhouse Inspiration

Using less than 8 oz of gray paint and 70 minutes of their time, this Hometalker repainted her brick fireplace. Although this Hometalker enjoyed their 1974 ranch-style

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painted brick fireplace remodel

This Rewarding Brick Fireplace Remodel Required Just Half-Paint, Half-Water

This Hometalker did something similar with her floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, drastically changing its color. Using only Valspar white flat paint, she blended a

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easy fireplace paint remodel

Suffering with a Wonky Mantel? Check Out This Fireplace Hack

When this Hometalker went for a DIY fireplace remodel, the wonky mantel was the only original piece retained. Although the mantel was wonky, it was the right size and

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gorgeous fireplace mantel remodel

Renovate a Tired Brick Fireplace with Vibrant Mosaic Tiles

If you’re considering re-tiling an old brick fireplace, check out this Hometalker’s recent installation. During the demolition of the old tiling, their fireplace

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tile fireplace surround decor remodel

Stylish, Contemporary Fireplace Makeovers Without a Mantel

Do you want to your fireplace remodel to become a decorative centerpiece in your family home? The Best of Hometalk section has a host of cozy fireplace installations that

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contemporary fireplace remodel

How Stained Wood Can Transform an Old Brick Fireplace Surround

This straightforward fireplace remodel saw stained neutral wood replace a tired brickwork surround. This Hometalker wanted to tackle the fireplace remodel before their

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stained wood wall fireplace remodel

DIY Fireplace Makeover in a Vintage Style

This Hometalker revitalized a 1980’s-style fireplace with rustic, barn charm, adding texture and visual interest. Using only a rusty, old tin roof and a traditional piece

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This Two-Hour Fireplace Makeover Helped the Stone Fireplace to Blend In

Does your new place suffer from an ugly stone fireplace? Check out this DIY fireplace makeover! This Hometalker purchased a property with a huge stone fireplace. At

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stone fireplace remodel

Fitting Fresh Wood Planks Reinvigorated This Bedroom Fireplace

If you’re fortunate enough to have period charm such as a fireplace in your bedroom, this remodel could be for you. This Hometalker’s fireplace in her master bedroom was

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wood plank fireplace makeover

Discover How Easy the Switchover from Wood to Gas Can Be

This project underlines the value of a trusted contractor in making your fireplace makeover ideas a reality. This Hometalker’s previous wood-burning fireplace stuck out

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gas fireplace remodel

How a Stencil Can Turn a Bland Marble Fireplace Surround into a Focal Point

If you have a bland marble stone fireplace façade, a stencil such as this can make a world of difference. This Hometalker is a great believer in using her fireplace and

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faux tile stencil fireplace remodel

This Brass Fireplace Surround Has Been Brought Up to Scratch

Phase one of this Hometalker’s DIY fireplace makeover was to spray paint their old brass fireplace surround. To update her surround and keep her fireplace remodel cost

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This is How to Handle an Antique Fireplace Mantel

This Hometalker recently moved into a charming 1908 farmhouse, which had a dated antique fireplace. The feature suffered from having too much dark wood, which made the

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This DIY Corner Fireplace Makeover Was a Welcome Addition

This Hometalker wasn’t a fan of corner fireplaces, so opted to replace theirs with a wall-mounted gas fire. They decided to undertake a complete brick fireplace remodel,

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corner gas fireplace remodel

Repainting the Grout of This Fireplace Surround Adds Fresh Definition

This Hometalker took it upon herself to repaint the grout on her brickwork fireplace surround. She opted to paint the brickwork grout white to accentuate the feature of

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painted brick grout fireplace remodel