How to redo a fireplace?

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How do I convert an unvented gas fireplace to a vented one. As you can see we had the whole wall bricked. Please help.

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  • Linda Linda on Oct 30, 2018

    It’s beautiful and timeless,I would not touch it.

  • Joyce Joyce on Oct 30, 2018

    Thank you

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 30, 2018

    It looks nice.

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 30, 2018

    If the insert comes out, I would paint the gold trim to a hammered bronze. If you are looking to do something with the brick, there are plenty of ideas on brick makeovers on Pinterest.

  • Rymea Rymea on Oct 30, 2018

    You might be thinking it's too much brick. You might like it better if you add a wood mantle and cover the adjacent brick walls with wood or wall board.

  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Nov 01, 2018

    Is there a stack? Is it possible the fire place was a real one prior to being converted to unvented? If it was you may want to talk to a chimney sweep. If not what is on the other side of the wall? There has to be an outside wall for venting, I believe. Contact gas fireplace sales. A hole will need to be drilled to the outside then a stack added to get it up above roof level or whatever is needed for code in your area.

  • Heje Heje on Nov 01, 2018

    Check with this old house or the handyman for ideas on converting the fireplace. The venting outside might be a problem unless this is the outside wall then it will be a lot simpler. Check with dealerships in the area when buying the new insert and they can help with what needs to be done. I like the brick but see adding a wooden mantle and some shelves to the side. It will be wonderful when changed.