Suggestions for fireplace box!

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  1. Jun 19, 2016 #1

    condoowner

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    Hello fellow HRT members!

    I need to finish my fireplace box (envelope or whatever its called) which I was supposed to be finished almost 2 years ago (!!!!) and this community has a lot to offer so I figured why not asking! The unfinished look is getting old and on my nerves...

    The box consists in concrete boards (5/8in thick) supported by a steel structure made from steel studs. Its pretty sturdy and structurally sound.

    I am wondering how to finish it. I am after a modern look, so anything rustic/traditional wont match the rest of the condo unit.

    Any suggestions on how you would finish this thing? Looking forward to seeing what you guys/gals are thinking!

    Cheers!

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  2. Jun 19, 2016 #2

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    I’m not one for ascetic design elements, but I would say you have the basic modernistic design right there now.

    Finish off the surfaces with some skim coats and paint it to match the walls.
     
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    I suppose I can find a lightweight concrete that once mixed could be put on the concrete box to finish it up smoothly? Then perhaps a concrete sealant could be applied so its not perpetually dusty and easy to stain. Is there such thing?
     
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    The "firebox" is inside the fireplace, where the fire actually happens. This would be the fireplace surround. You could go with a stucco finish, or large stone tiles. A polished black granite would look contemporary. Stacked faux stone would look modern as well.

    http://mistones.com/mistones_media/...-black-granite-fireplace-surrounds-805497.jpg


    http://www.anticoelements.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Edited-Antico-fireplace-project.jpg

    http://st.houzz.com/fimgs/e1e168750f96eded_6557-w380-h380-b0-p0--modern-fireplaces.jpg

    Do a search on contemporary or modern fireplaces for more ideas.
     
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    I think some stone tiles would look great and add some elegance and a rustic feel to your room. You have many different options though. You can even just paint it a dark brown to blend it in with your walls.
     
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    Tiles will look perfect. You can even get ample of options pinterest.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:35 PM #9

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    You could even give it a faux paint finish if you want to keep the cost down.
     

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