Updating old fireplaces


A fireplace facelift can take your living space from “whatever” to “wow!

” Whether you’re contemplating a full-on renovation or looking for an easy weekend upgrade, get inspired by these ideas that will transform your hearth to the heart of your decor.

You can also enjoy it from the dining room with the wall removed.

Immerse a stiff brush into the solution and lightly scrub your fireplace to clean the dirt and residue off of the bricks.

Spritz with clear water to rinse and blot dry with a clean cloth.

A dark, out-dated fireplace can be changed into a bright and inviting space with just a coat of paint.

If you have an old brick fireplace that is begging for an update, look over these 12 fireplace renovation ideas and you just may find the idea that is perfect for your hearth and home.

Interior designer Susan Diana Harris, Allied ASID, is crazy about color, and she used it to great effect around this fireplace.