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Remodeling Your Fireplace: Ideas For You

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When you are looking to remodel your home and change things up a little bit, you may find yourself looking to start with something relatively small that will also have a big impact. Your fireplace is one such area of your home. Remodeling your existing fireplace can make a major impact on an entire space while also being a relatively small project undertaking so it does not disrupt life in the rest of your house. Get to know some of the interesting and fun ways that you can remodel your fireplace so that you can get your project started as soon as possible.

Add Mosaic Tile To Your Fireplace

If you have a fireplace that is just kind of boring and plain, you may be able to spice things up and make it more unique and interesting relatively easily. Around the door of your fireplace, where the current stone is a single color and monotonous, you can instead install mosaic tiles to add color and an eye-catching pattern to it. 

To get the mosaic tile effect, you have a couple of options. You can purchase sheets of mosaic tiles at a hardware store that already have a set pattern and color palette. You will need to cut the tile sheets to fit and then use thin-set mortar on the surface for installing and holding the tiles in place. The whole process is relatively easy if you have placed tiles before and will be very simple for a professional contractor.

Alternatively, you can create your own mosaic pattern or image by placing individual tiles one at a time. This process is far more involved and will take more time. However, the end result will be nothing short of unique and spectacular.

Add Built-In Shelves Next To And Above Your Fireplace

If your fireplace just seems to be situated in the middle of nowhere on a wall in your home, then it can feel wildly out of place and unwelcoming for you and your family. This situation can be easily remedied by adding shelving above and around the fireplace.

Built-in bookcases and a floating shelf or mantle just above the fireplace will make that area of the room more of a focal point and will draw the attention of your family and your guests. These bookshelves and the mantle will be fully mounted to the wall for stability and style as they will appear to always have been a part of your home's design. Imagine a cozy reading nook with shelves and shelves of great books, a comfortable reading chair and a warm fire in the fireplace, and you can understand how this change will have a big impact in your home.

Now that you have a few ideas of how to remodel your fireplace to make a major impact on your home design, you can get started and have a whole new space in no time. For mor einformation, talk to a professional like Alpine Fireplaces.