Whether you chose to have a fireplace or purchased a home with one already installed, you’re familiar with the many benefits that come from having this feature. Fireplaces are cozy, aesthetically pleasing and an efficient way to heat the home. Yet just as other features in the home become worn and outdated, so does the fireplace. If you’ve found that your fireplace doesn’t complement your home anymore, refacing it is the perfect solution.
Fireplace refacing involves remodeling the exterior of the fireplace to give it a new look. Stone is an excellent and popular choice, and it flows well with today’s modern designs. You can have the stone taken right up the ceiling, or cover the wall in stone. The main objective is to transform the appearance of the fireplace so that it has a clean and modern look.
Here are the top 3 reasons why a fireplace reface is an excellent idea.
1. Stone Veneer Makes Refacing Affordable, Fast and Easy
At Stone and Patio Pros, we strongly recommend using stone veneer. It looks just like the real thing, but it’s much lighter, making it cheaper and easier to install. In most cases, stone veneer can be installed directly over existing brick and completed in one day. So, if you have a holiday or special occasion coming up, you can transform the look of your space in no time. And, since stone veneer is lightweight, there are more design opportunities to match your home.
2. Fireplace Refacing is a Great Return on Investment
Did you know that fireplaces are one of the top 10 “must-haves” for homebuyers? So, if your neighbor has an updated fireplace and you don’t, you could potentially miss a sale. If you want to add value to the home and increase your ROI, refacing your fireplace is a step in the right direction. It’s more affordable than most people think, and it can help your home sell faster and for more money down the line.
3. Your Fireplace is the Focal Point of the Room
When you walk into the family or living room, what do you see first? Chances are, your fireplace is the focal point. It’s where the furniture is positioned around, and it’s one of the largest items in the room. When it’s lit, it really brings the room to life. With something so integral to your home, why not splurge a little? Your efforts will surely be noticed, and a newly refaced fireplace transforms the entire room, one that you and your family use often.