Any ideas on how to cover old cement block chimney in my kitchen?

by Char
I am doing a kitchen redo and I don't want to remove the old chimney if I can help it because of the mess. Any ideas?
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  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Feb 22, 2016
    There are several options, box it in and paint to match rest of room, Cover with tile, brick or stone veneer and make it a room accent.
  • Brett Lipton Brett Lipton on Feb 22, 2016
    You can cover it with brick pavers, so it looks like brick and you can preserve the look of the appearance of it being a chimney.
  • Style-Sack Style-Sack on Feb 22, 2016
    Perhaps post a pic of what you mean? hard to 'imagine the size etc etc..... but I would most likely make it look like it was a cupboard liek the rest of the kitchen.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Feb 23, 2016
    I agree post a picture it old be easier. But I will say something if this is a old chimney we took 2 down at my father's house when we replaced his roof. He had a house built in 1900. When I tore off the chimneys all I had to do was grab the brick and throw them off. There wasn't any mortar it has went to dust. Which would have made this dangerous had one of the brick started shifting. Both came down with nothing more than me grabbing them and throwing them off. I don't know how old your house or this chimney is but you need to. Consider that.
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    • Sherrie Sherrie on Jan 21, 2021

      We took my fathers down to the wall or as far as I could reach. It wasn’t hard because the mortar was like dust. I know your not wanting to do this so dry walking over it would make a big difference.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Feb 23, 2016
    Depending on the style of the new kitchen, the easiest and most versatile decorator options way would be stucco it. (You could actually simply use a compound skim coat)