Remodeling your Fireplace
Fireplace is originally an architectural structure designed to contain a fire for heating, and also for cooking. It is also used to have a relaxing ambiance and cozy feel especially during winter season when the snow has piled up outside.
Ages ago, fireplaces are originally fire pits that are sometimes built in the ground, within caves, or in the center of a hut or dwelling. The disadvantage of having a fireplace back then is the toxic smoke which later they invented chimneys to fix the problem.
A fireplace should have the necessary fireplace tools for safety and efficiency. A few fireplace tools are log boxes, grates, fireguards, pellet baskets, and fire dogs which cradle fuel and accelerate burning. For fireplace tending, tools include pokes, bellows, tongs, shovels, brushes and tool stands.
Remodeling a fireplace is a piece of cake to anybody that knows how to use the right tools. You can turn a brick fireplace into something modern such as a metal surround for a sleek look. Today, there are a lot of DIY fireplace remodeling tips available online. Before remodeling the fireplace, you have to plan first on what you want to accomplish, the idea and the cost of the remodel.
You can decide if you want to have your fireplace to be functional or give it a theme to match the room. You can even use floor tile patterns to decorate around the fireplace to add color and creativity. DIY are great if you are remodeling in a tight budget as it would save you costs on hiring a contractor and materials, however if you do not have any idea of what you are doing, it’s best to leave the construction to the experts.
Brent Eckert is a DIY expert that has helped his local community save money in their homes. He is also a part owner of a salvage yard where he spends most of his days constructing something using scraps.
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