Growing up in a 1950s brick rancher I always felt deprived because our
house didn't have a fireplace. Yes, at an early age I had Fireplace Envy.
There are few aspects of a house that add as much architectural interest
as a fireplace. I didn't understand that concept as a kid - I just worried how
Santa would deliver our presents if he couldn't come down the chimney.
Wish my parents had thought about adding a -
for the step-by-step tutorial on how to build your own fake fireplace.
Let's take a look at some other photos of artificial fireplaces.
This 'new' fireplace anchors the room:
Not only does this fireplace add architectural
interest it also adds storage space.
Look closely at the back of the fireplace - the sheet
rock was stenciled to resemble bricks. Brilliant!
The metal ceiling tiles add an elegant touch to this fake fireplace but
I think solid tiles would have worked better than the mirror.
Yes, it's a little late to be looking at Christmas decor but
I bet this faux fireplace looks beautiful year 'round:
Creating a fireplace in a bedroom adds such an elegant touch:
An ingenious apartment dweller decided to build their own fireplace:
They found a small load of bricks that were being given away for free
on Craigslist and built the mantel themselves. The entire project cost
about $150 and took less than 3 afternoons of work. Genius!
Molding and trim were added to the plywood box before
it was painted. Click here to read the full story.
Not long ago a local contractor told me that, when building
a new house, adding a 'real' old fashioned fireplace tacks
over 5% to the price of the home. Yikes.
Hmmmmm . . . . so, if it's a matter of math . . . . .
I love how math works!
Where there's a will, there's a way.