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Take a Good Look at Your Fireplace – Is It Time for a Facelift?

You’re renovating your living room. You’ve painted the walls a fresh color and put a lot of time and thought into the furniture, the rug, and the décor, but the vibe you’re going for is still not fully achieved. Why? Because of your old, outdated, unattractive fireplace.

This doesn’t have to be your reality.

Your home is an extension of yourself, and your personality can be seen throughout it. So, why should your fireplace be any different? With the help of the skilled fireplace facelifters here at Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville, you can have that beautiful, on-trend fireplace you’ve been wishing for quickly – and with a reasonable price tag. 

So let’s start the process! Give us a call today at 865-448-4815 or reach out to us online to get started.

What Are the Best Fireplace Face Materials?

One great thing about a fireplace facelift is that there are many beautiful materials that can be used to achieve the look and style you crave. Not only do we have multiple materials to choose from, but we also have multiple colors, textures, and patterns. Here are some of the top choices for fireplace facelifts – and what you need to know about each:

  • Tile: Tile is quite possibly the most customizable option because it’s available in so many different colors, shapes, and textures, and it can be placed in so many different patterns and designs. If you want a clean look and color that will really make your fireplace pop, or if you have a specific pattern or design in mind, tile may be the best option for you.
  • Stone: Like tile, stone provides many different color, pattern, and placement options, helping you achieve just about any look you’re going for. Love the look of marble? What about granite, limestone, or slate? Whether your style preference is modern or classic, stone can be a great fit.
  • Cultured Stone: If you love the look of stone, but you’re looking for something a little more affordable, or if you need something that’s lighter in weight for structural and support reasons, consider cultured stone. This is essentially a man-made stone that comes in a multitude of colors and textures (think over 100). It’s lightweight, affordable, and typically readily available, so you can have your cake and eat it too.
  • Cast Concrete: Want something solid and durable that can be ordered in a specific size or shape? Cast concrete is a great option. Options include multiple colors, textures, and finishes, so you can still customize your fireplace face to fit your style and décor. However, like brick and natural stone, cast concrete is heavier than some of the other options, so weight limits should be considered before going this route.
  • Metal: If your home has more of a contemporary/modern style, you may want to use a super sleek material, like metal, for your fireplace facing. Metal comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and can create a simple, unobtrusive look you’ll love.
  • Brick: We’d be crazy not to mention brick, one of the most popular fireplace facing materials out there. But choosing brick doesn’t have to mean going the “traditional” route. Brick comes in many colors and can be placed in many different creative ways to achieve a variety of looks. Like stone and cast concrete, however, if you choose brick, you do need to consider weight – and whether or not you have the structural support you need.

What Are the Benefits of a Fireplace Facelift?

A fireplace facelift really does breathe new life into your home, offering a range of benefits that make it a rewarding investment. Here are some key benefits you can expect:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Imagine the brand new look and feel of your living space with a refreshed fireplace that better suits your style. Whether you’re cozying up by the fire, hosting gatherings, or enjoying a peaceful evening at home with a good book, we can turn your vision into a reality.
  • Increased Home Value: Did you know you can boost your property’s value with an updated fireplace? A visually striking fireplace can be a selling point for potential buyers and may contribute to a higher resale value.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: When that old fireplace is given a facelift, we also take the time to make significant improvements by sealing gaps, installing modern inserts, optimizing venting, and utilizing efficient fuel sources. We want your new fireplace to be stunning! …but also function as a cost-effective heating source.
  • Personalization: When it comes to fireplace facelift options, the sky’s the limit. You can choose materials, colors, and designs that reflect your unique preferences, transforming your fireplace into a real masterpiece.
  • Safety Enhancements: A facelift is more than just improving the exterior of your fireplace. We also address any safety concerns, like repairing or replacing damaged components, completing proper chimney cleaning and inspections, and ensuring proper ventilation.
  • Flexibility in Fuel Choice: Do you currently have a wood-burning fireplace that requires a lot of work (like chopping, storing, and hauling wood)? Do you dream of a fireplace that is hassle-free and instantly warm with the push of a button? Then, it might be time to consider a fireplace facelift and upgrade to a more convenient and efficient heating solution, like a gas or electric fireplace. We can make that happen.
  • Easier Maintenance: Speaking of gas and electric fireplaces, they generally require less maintenance compared to wood-burning fireplaces. You can enjoy the ambiance of a fireplace without the added chores.
  • Renewed Enjoyment: You know the feeling of relaxing in a clean house and the peace it brings? You can only imagine, then, the same feeling that comes when you have a fireplace that not only enhances your home’s cleanliness, but also elevates the ambiance and coziness of your living space. Talk about a true sanctuary for relaxation and enjoyment.

When Is the Best Time To Have Fireplace Facelift Work Done?

While we can perform a fireplace facelift anytime, many clients prefer to have the work done when they’re upgrading or altering the fireplace or chimney in some way. Here are some scenarios when it might make sense for you to go ahead and transform your whole fireplace (and your whole room) with a fireplace facelift:

#1 When you’re replacing your factory-built fireplace 

If your fireplace was added in the last 40 years, chances are it’s a factory-built or prefabricated fireplace. These types of fireplaces aren’t made to last as long as masonry fireplaces, and different components can break down or wear out over time. When this happens, the efficiency and safety of the appliance is decreased – and a replacement is necessary.

If you have an old, outdated, or worn-down factory-built fireplace, we can replace it, updating the fireplace facing at the same time. What will you be left with? A fireplace that works like new and looks like new!

Why reface your fireplace when replacing your factory-built fireplace?

Many times, the factory-built fireplace is attached to the fireplace facing, which means that, when it’s removed, it takes some of that facing with it. That’s why it’s the perfect time to take a good, hard look at your fireplace face and ask yourself, “Is this really the look I’m going for?”

If the answer is no, a fireplace facelift can be just what the doctor ordered.

#2 When you’re relining your flue

Another great time to schedule fireplace facelift work is when you’re having your flue relined. We’re already going to be up close and personal when we’re tearing out old flue tiles, so why not give your fireplace new life on the outside, too? 

You’ll not only have a safer, more efficient chimney system – you’ll also have a more attractive fireplace, one that enhances the entire living space.

#3 In favorable weather conditions

It is probably pretty apparent that you don’t want to schedule fireplace facelifts during the seasons you plan on using your fireplace. The same goes for avoiding the rainy season because this can lead to delays and cancellations. If possible, schedule facelifts – and any other renovations or repairs, for that matter – during the off-season.

Then, come time to light your fireplace in the fall (when it’s cold and dreary), you’ll be all set and ready to go.

Can I Hang a TV Above My Fireplace After a Facelift?

Fireplaces and televisions complement each other beautifully. Picture your next family movie night by the warm glow of the fire, cozied up under fuzzy blankets, while laughter and joy fills the room.

With all of the heat that a fireplace generates though, is it possible to install a TV above it? The short answer is yes! 

However, there are a few things to consider beforehand to ensure both the safety of your TV and your viewing enjoyment. Here are some important factors to keep in mind:

  • Heat & Electronics: The biggest concern with TVs being mounted above fireplaces is the potential for heat damage to your electronic devices if they are too close. Regardless of whether or not you plan on installing a TV, it is important that, during your fireplace facelift, you make sure everything has proper insulation and heat shielding. It not only protects the TV, but also safeguards any other valuable items or decorative elements in your living space as well.
  • TV Mounting: Use sturdy and appropriate TV wall mounts that can support the size and weight of your TV. Make sure it is installed correctly and anchored into wall studs to securely hold the TV in place. You should also consider using a tilt or swivel mount that allows you to adjust the viewing angle. This can be especially helpful if your fireplace is tall, requiring your TV to be mounted at a higher position. This will help ensure a comfortable viewing experience from different seating arrangements in the room.
  • Cable Management: Have a plan beforehand to conceal and organize the wires and cables running from the TV to your media devices – in a way that avoids exposure to the hot fireplace. This not only helps achieve a cleaner look, but also reduces potential hazards.
  • Safety Guidelines: Always follow the safety guidelines outlined by the TV manufacturer and your fireplace installer – this includes recommendations regarding distance, heat tolerance, and proper installation procedures. By doing this, you can enjoy a hazard-free and relaxing entertainment experience.
  • Professional Installation: When in doubt, consult with a professional who specializes in both fireplaces and TV mounting. The peace of mind you receive when knowing your entire setup has been expertly designed and installed is well worth the investment.

Is a Fireplace Facelift In Your Future? Give Us A Call!

If you think a fireplace facelift may be the right path for your home and family – and you’re eager to explore your options or seek inspiration from our past projects – simply give us a call at 865-448-4815 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. 

We take great pride in serving many of our neighbors here in the greater Knoxville area by transforming their fireplaces and living spaces into stunning, functional, and personalized areas. Whether you’re looking to update aesthetics, improve energy efficiency, or enhance the safety of your fireplace, our certified technicians are here to guide you through the process.

Our knowledge in fireplace facelifts is backed by 30 years of experience, which allows us to offer you the best advice, top-notch craftsmanship, and innovative solutions that you can enjoy for many years to come. When you choose to work with Ashbusters Chimney Service of Knoxville, you can rest assured that the end result will align with your vision, providing you with a cozy and stylish gathering area that elevates the overall comfort and charm of your home. 

Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to helping you achieve the fireplace facelift you’ve been dreaming of!

Call or book online today.


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