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SavvyCat 03-14-2010 04:22 PM

Appreciate Input on My Fireplace
 
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Attached are some pictures of my poor fireplace, post foundation repair. I'm anxious to see if it settles into something else over the next couple of months, but broken is broken in most cases. I have been concerned about whether it's just indoor cosmetic damage, so I'll probably have to have it inspected. I have some ideas, some that were already in the back of my mind, and I wonder what you think, assuming it's cosmetic.

1. Caulk and paint. Someone already said that, and I think that's horrible to do to brick but probably the cheapest and most practical.

2. I saw this on a Home Depot commercial a while back and really liked it--cover with 1-inch glass tile. Very chic, but could end up just as dated.

3. If it's just a facade, demo it! Take all of the dated brick out, replace with wallboard, buy a nice surround and reclaim wall space.

A couple of notes on the pictures, the night light up by the mantel and the dark switch combo on the brick are the results of my first questions to this forum. There were no outlets on that wall, but there was a switch where that outlet is that did nothing but control the switch on the fireplace (for the blower). They work beautifully and it's really nice to be able to put plug-in stuff up there.


SavvyCat 03-14-2010 04:22 PM

Appreciate Input on My Fireplace
 
5 Attachment(s)

Attached are some pictures of my poor fireplace, post foundation repair. I'm anxious to see if it settles into something else over the next couple of months, but broken is broken in most cases. I have been concerned about whether it's just indoor cosmetic damage, so I'll probably have to have it inspected. I have some ideas, some that were already in the back of my mind, and I wonder what you think, assuming it's cosmetic.

1. Caulk and paint. Someone already said that, and I think that's horrible to do to brick but probably the cheapest and most practical.

2. I saw this on a Home Depot commercial a while back and really liked it--cover with 1-inch glass tile. Very chic, but could end up just as dated.

3. If it's just a facade, demo it! Take all of the dated brick out, replace with wallboard, buy a nice surround and reclaim wall space.

A couple of notes on the pictures, the night light up by the mantel and the dark switch combo on the brick are the results of my first questions to this forum. There were no outlets on that wall, but there was a switch where that outlet is that did nothing but control the switch on the fireplace (for the blower). They work beautifully and it's really nice to be able to put plug-in stuff up there.


SavvyCat 03-14-2010 04:22 PM

Appreciate Input on My Fireplace
 
5 Attachment(s)

Attached are some pictures of my poor fireplace, post foundation repair. I'm anxious to see if it settles into something else over the next couple of months, but broken is broken in most cases. I have been concerned about whether it's just indoor cosmetic damage, so I'll probably have to have it inspected. I have some ideas, some that were already in the back of my mind, and I wonder what you think, assuming it's cosmetic.

1. Caulk and paint. Someone already said that, and I think that's horrible to do to brick but probably the cheapest and most practical.

2. I saw this on a Home Depot commercial a while back and really liked it--cover with 1-inch glass tile. Very chic, but could end up just as dated.

3. If it's just a facade, demo it! Take all of the dated brick out, replace with wallboard, buy a nice surround and reclaim wall space.

A couple of notes on the pictures, the night light up by the mantel and the dark switch combo on the brick are the results of my first questions to this forum. There were no outlets on that wall, but there was a switch where that outlet is that did nothing but control the switch on the fireplace (for the blower). They work beautifully and it's really nice to be able to put plug-in stuff up there.


SavvyCat 03-14-2010 04:22 PM

Appreciate Input on My Fireplace
 
5 Attachment(s)

Attached are some pictures of my poor fireplace, post foundation repair. I'm anxious to see if it settles into something else over the next couple of months, but broken is broken in most cases. I have been concerned about whether it's just indoor cosmetic damage, so I'll probably have to have it inspected. I have some ideas, some that were already in the back of my mind, and I wonder what you think, assuming it's cosmetic.

1. Caulk and paint. Someone already said that, and I think that's horrible to do to brick but probably the cheapest and most practical.

2. I saw this on a Home Depot commercial a while back and really liked it--cover with 1-inch glass tile. Very chic, but could end up just as dated.

3. If it's just a facade, demo it! Take all of the dated brick out, replace with wallboard, buy a nice surround and reclaim wall space.

A couple of notes on the pictures, the night light up by the mantel and the dark switch combo on the brick are the results of my first questions to this forum. There were no outlets on that wall, but there was a switch where that outlet is that did nothing but control the switch on the fireplace (for the blower). They work beautifully and it's really nice to be able to put plug-in stuff up there.


SavvyCat 03-14-2010 04:22 PM

Appreciate Input on My Fireplace
 
5 Attachment(s)

Attached are some pictures of my poor fireplace, post foundation repair. I'm anxious to see if it settles into something else over the next couple of months, but broken is broken in most cases. I have been concerned about whether it's just indoor cosmetic damage, so I'll probably have to have it inspected. I have some ideas, some that were already in the back of my mind, and I wonder what you think, assuming it's cosmetic.

1. Caulk and paint. Someone already said that, and I think that's horrible to do to brick but probably the cheapest and most practical.

2. I saw this on a Home Depot commercial a while back and really liked it--cover with 1-inch glass tile. Very chic, but could end up just as dated.

3. If it's just a facade, demo it! Take all of the dated brick out, replace with wallboard, buy a nice surround and reclaim wall space.

A couple of notes on the pictures, the night light up by the mantel and the dark switch combo on the brick are the results of my first questions to this forum. There were no outlets on that wall, but there was a switch where that outlet is that did nothing but control the switch on the fireplace (for the blower). They work beautifully and it's really nice to be able to put plug-in stuff up there.


SavvyCat 03-15-2010 08:09 PM

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My fireplace is kind of interesting. There is a brick chimney outside, but that doesn't mean it's not hiding something. There are two small air inlets out there controlled by dampers on either side inside the box, and another airflow control at the front, along with a forced air blower.

I was playing with Photoshop ( not one of my better skills). What do you think of brick versus no brick?:


SavvyCat 03-15-2010 08:09 PM

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My fireplace is kind of interesting. There is a brick chimney outside, but that doesn't mean it's not hiding something. There are two small air inlets out there controlled by dampers on either side inside the box, and another airflow control at the front, along with a forced air blower.

I was playing with Photoshop ( not one of my better skills). What do you think of brick versus no brick?:


SavvyCat 03-16-2010 01:59 PM

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More fun with Photoshop. Not my style of surround and I haven't created a hearth, but I'm just having fun. Certainly changes the look of things, doesn't it?



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