Fireplace Makeovers: Before and Afters From House Crashers
Before: Outdated Brick Fireplace
The stained brick and gold finish on this fireplace give it an outdated look. The plain, empty shelves on both sides of the fireplace don't do much for the space either.
After: Modern Tile Fireplace
The brick is covered with a glass-tile surround to give the fireplace a modern look. Glass cabinet doors installed on shelves provide the space with a quaint cottage style.
Before: Stone Walled
The rock wall in this living room overpowers the small fireplace, and the room's monochromatic color scheme leaves the space feeling dull and dark.
After: Stylish and Bright
The fireplace gets a contemporary update with a new marble surround, a floating mantel and a hearth. The homeowners gained space by eliminating the huge stone wall, and the brighter wall color makes the room seem even bigger.
Before: Bland Corner Fireplace
This fireplace lacks a mantel and isn't very warm and inviting.
After: Floor-to-Ceiling Fireplace
The new fireplace is now the room's centerpiece with a sheet-metal surround and stained-oak trim. The custom entertainment center blends with the new fireplace giving the room a seamless look.
Before: Ugly Rock Fireplace
The soot-stained rock fireplace is too much of the focus in this living room.
After: Fireplace With a Hidden TV
The combination of rich earthy colors gives this fireplace a classy arts-and crafts vibe. The vertical placement of the glass tiles has a fresh spin and the cool factor comes from having the TV hidden behind the mirror.
Before: Angled Fireplace
The angled wall of this fireplace/entertainment center combo feels kind of awkward. Plus, the traditional-style fireplace insert with the large stones looks out of place in this contemporary setting.
After: Bachelor Pad Cool
The angled wall is removed and replaced with a custom bookcase. The fireplace is given an industrial-style makeover with metallic tiles and an iron mantel with matching trim.