Brick fireplace makeover ideas may not seem like something that can be done in a weekend alone, but with a little spark of creativity and some hard work, you can transform your hearth before going back to work the following Monday.
All you need is inspiration, and now that the Internet has brought every one closer together, there is no shortage of that. Following are a list of weekend brick fireplace makeover ideas that will have your room taking on a life of its own in a few short days.
As you read through these, don’t think that one idea is exclusive from another. You can either enact the changes suggested herein or pick and choose ideas from each to get the brick fireplace you’re looking for. Start with:
1) Painted drywall
Bricks are secure and classy and elegant, and they deserve to be seen. But they can be fairly limiting in how you present them to the public. If you really want your fireplace to stand out, then you should consider cutting some drywall to fit the dimensions of the structure and apply hand painting that complements the brick to make the most out of the new look. This will require some minor expertise at interior design and home construction, but just think of the customization options that you will have at your disposal.
2) Fireplace extension and add-ons
If you have a multi-purpose room, you may wish to make the fireplace bigger. Add a partition in between to store firewood or magazines or anything else of your choosing. Also, consider adding a concealable curtain that you can use to “cut off” one section of fireplace when it’s not in use. A flat overhanging mantle is also useful for party situations as it can act as a place to rest drinks and finger foods. This may require considerably more expertise when it comes to construction. You may wish to add tiling around the fireplace to go with your attention to details.
3) Blend bricks into a wood surrounding and use contrast
One of the simplest looking brick fireplace makeover designs is also one of the best. If you have a basic brick fireplace, consider adding a wood surround and whitewashing the two to the same color and consistency. Then, instead of going with tile for the floor jutting out in front of the fire, use a darker shade of brick to bring out the contrast. The effect is striking and will add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a weathered and aging fireplace.