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Fireplace Facelifts - Modernizing Your Outdated Fireplace




Fireplaces have long been the heart of the home, providing warmth and a cozy focal point for gatherings. However, if your fireplace is feeling outdated, fear not! Timeless Design by Kate FitzGerald-Wilks is here to give it a modern makeover and breathe new life into your living space. Some of our most transformative projects have started with an old fireplace and turned it into a stylish centerpiece that elevates your home's aesthetic.


One of the most effective ways to update your fireplace is to change the surround. Modern options include sleek, minimalistic designs, textured tiles, or natural stone finishes. The choice of material and color should harmonize with the space, so Team Timeless will assess your personal style and take into consideration which existing pieces will remain in the design before making a recommendation.


Next up is the mantel, which is a key element in the fireplace's design. A few of our favorites would be a simple, floating mantel for a contemporary look, or opt for a reclaimed wood mantel for a rustic touch. Our goal is to find a mantel that complements the new surround and doesn't overpower the space.


“Finding the right craftsman and materials available locally is the key to ensuring our seamless transformations,” says interior designer Kate FitzGerald-Wilks.

Don’t forget the hearth! The hearth is the area directly in front of the fireplace. Kate might give it a fresh look by using complementary tiles, stone, or even a modern concrete finish. Again, it is important that this selection works cohesively with the overall aesthetic of the room.


If we hear that your existing fireplace isn't efficient, we may consider installing a modern gas or electric fireplace insert. These options offer convenience, improved energy efficiency, and a range of design choices, from minimalist to traditional.


The final touch is in the details. Timeless Design will accessorize the fireplace with decor such as beautiful artwork, an elegant mirror, or sculptural pieces to flank the mantel. These additions will enhance and complete your fireplace’s design.


Modernizing an outdated fireplace can transform a living space from drab to fab. With careful consideration of materials, style, and complementary accessories from your designer, your fireplace can become a stunning focal point that ties your room together. So, let’s start the renovation together; you'll be amazed at the impact a fireplace facelift can have on your home.




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