Tips for Updating a Brick Fireplace

Here’s a question from our 4/13/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Brian from Alabama says, “My wife and I are back to remodeling our old house. The house is a late 1950’s ranch-style home; it came with the basics, 100amp service, single-pane tilting windows, no HVAC, and a wood stove, etc.

“After I purchased it in 2015, I had the entire home replumbed, new wiring throughout, upgraded from 100 amp to 200 amp service, had the latest SEER heat pump HVAC system installed. All new vinyl energy-efficient windows installed.

“Now we are back to modernizing the inside. The house has a traditional wood stove with a full brick mantel up to the wall and is rounded in the front.
We are keeping the wood stove because, who doesn’t like having a fire on a chilly night.

“Looking for ideas or information on how to best modernize the [fireplace] to accommodate a new look and feel to our old but pleasant little home.”

We say consider using Limewash to give the brick an updated look.

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Read the blog from the 4/13 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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