3 Inexpensive Ways To Update Your Fireplace

Posted on: 10 October 2016

If you have an old fireplace that you are sick of and would like to update, but aren't sure if you have the funds for it, then you will be happy to know that there are affordable ways of updating it. This article will discuss 3 inexpensive ways to update your fireplace

Paint It

Perhaps the most common, but also one of the cheapest ways to update your fireplace is going to be to paint it. Paint can make your fireplace look like new and allow you a great deal of freedom. You can choose whatever color of paint that you would like and go with either a flat or glossy finish. For example, if you have a red brick fireplace that you feel is outdated and doesn't mesh well with the rest of your home, you can update it by painting it in a glossy white paint. This will make the fireplace look much more modern and won't require a great deal of work or remodeling on your part.

Add A Shelf

If you would like a shelf above your fireplace to either place decor on or to mount a television, then you will be happy to know that this can be done on a budget. You will simply need to purchase the piece of wood that is going to be used for the shelf, as well as the metal floating bracket or other type of attachment needed that will be used to attach the wooden shelf to the space above your fireplace. When it comes to determining the piece of wood that you will need to purchase, you should consider what items you are going to place on this shelf and how long and wide your fireplace is. You can paint the wood if you would like to customize it even more, and then it is ready to be decorated.

Tile Up The Wall

An update that is a little bit more expensive than the previous two, but that is still very affordable, is going to be to tile the wall behind your fireplace. You can also make this more affordable by using extra tile that you have lying around or old tile that is still in good condition. This can create a completely modern look for your fireplace and also help it to encompass the whole wall in the structure of your fireplace. You can lay the tile horizontally or mix things up by having them placed on the wall like diamonds. To place the tiles on the wall, you are going to need to get a latex additive to stick the tile to. 

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