Give Your Fireplace a New Lease on Life With a Fireplace Facelift

We all age and time can really do a number. And while we have anti-aging creams, fillers, and hyaluronic acid, our fireplaces don’t. Which means as the years pass, your fireplace will look the worse for wear. Don’t let an old, outdated fireplace bring down the look of your space or keep your décor tied to a certain era. Let Ashbusters Chimney help with a fireplace facelift.

Fireplace and hearth with fire burning in a living room couch and table on the right and decorations around room

What Is a Fireplace Facelift?

A fireplace facelift is a service that can breathe new life into an old, dated fireplace. We essentially renovate or remove the old fireplace facing and create a fresh look that better suits your space. To do this, we may use any number of materials and colors and create any number of textures and patterns.

Some favorites among Milwaukee homeowners include these:

#1 Cast Concrete

Cast concrete is a great option if you know you want solid construction. This material can be ordered in the exact size, shape, finish, color, and texture you prefer, so you can get results that perfectly match your vision. One thing to consider if you’re leaning towards cast concrete is that it is a heavier option. So you’ll need to know the weight limits of your hearth support before you go this route.

#2 Cultured Stone or Stone 

Stone is a classic option for fireplaces – a look that never goes out of style. The possibilities are virtually limitless because of the many color, pattern, and placement options. In fact, there are so many beautiful types of stone, the hardest decision may be choosing between marble, limestone, granite, slate, river rock, or another type of stone. One consideration with stone is that, like cast concrete, stone can be a heavy option. Stone can also get pricy fast. If cost and weight are a concern but you love the look of stone, you may want to consider cultured stone. This man-made stone is gorgeous, affordable, and lightweight, giving you the best of both worlds.

#3 Tile

Have a pattern or grand design in mind? Tile may be your best option. It’s customizable, comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, and can easily be used to create an array of patterns. And depending on the type of tile you use, a tile fireplace can be great for traditional spaces and contemporary vibes.

#4 Metal

Want a clean, cool look for your fireplace? Consider metal. Metal is modern, sleek, and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. It may be just the thing for your living space.

#5 Brick

You didn’t think we’d leave brick off the list, did you? Brick has been and continues to be one of the most popular fireplace materials out there. And for good reason! It’s durable and, depending on the pattern and color you choose, a brick fireplace can be perfect for both contemporary and classic spaces. But again, like stone and cast concrete, if brick is on your radar, you’ll need to look into the weight limits of your hearth support.

“I’m Considering Getting a Fireplace Facelift. Is There a ‘Best’ Time to Do It?”

Good question. While we’re happy to do a fireplace facelift for our clients in Milwaukee any time, there are some times when it makes more sense to go ahead with the work. If you’ve been on the fence about the investment, knowing when it might make sense to pull the trigger can help.

#1 When replacing an insert or factory-built fireplace.

Factory-built fireplaces and inserts don’t typically last as long as masonry fireplaces. Components can break down over time and require that the unit be replaced. Because of the work involved and the fresh look that a new insert or factory-built fireplace will bring, it’s a good time to consider having a fireplace facelift as well.

#2 During a flue reline.

A flue reline typically requires the tearing out of tiles, which can be a big undertaking. While we’ve got our hands dirty, why not throw in a fireplace facelift? You’ll have a freshly lined flue and a fresh view that will make your fireside experience more enjoyable than ever.

Let Ashbusters Update Your Space – Call Today

Aging may be a natural part of life, but you don’t have to live with an outdated, unattractive fireplace. Call Ashbusters Chimney at 414-626-5636 to schedule an appointment to talk about your fireplace facelift vision. We’d love to help with everything – from ideas and budgeting to getting the dirty work done.

Call or reach out to us here on our website today.


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