There is nothing more relaxing or beautiful than a crackling fireplace as the focal point of your living space. However, if your fireplace is outdated, it may not be the focal point you want in your home. If your fireplace could use a new look, the team at Lindemann Chimney Co. provides remodeling services designed to fit your style and your budget.

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Replacing vs. Remodeling a Fireplace

Whether you’ve purchased a home with a fireplace that you find unattractive or you feel as if your fireplace is outdated, you have options. You might choose to completely replace your fireplace. Removing the old one and installing a new one can certainly help to create the look you want, but it can also be quite expensive. On the other hand, depending on the current condition of your fireplace, remodeling may be the best bet.

 

Common Reasons to Remodel or Update a Fireplace

If you’re ready for a more attractive fireplace, but you aren’t sure whether remodeling or refinishing is the right way to go, keep the following things in mind. Each of these is a very common reason for homeowners to request fireplace remodeling services from Lindemann Chimney.

• Outdated look – Like many other facets of home décor, fireplaces tend to change with the times. If you want to move from a rustic fireplace to a more modern one, or if your fireplace simply does not “fit” the rest of your décor, then remodeling may be in order.

• Old filaments – In some cases, gas fireplaces may need to be remodeled due to old filaments that affect their usability. Remodeling is also a great option in this case.

• Disrepair – If your current fireplace has fallen into a state of disrepair, you may be tempted to simply fix the issues and worry about updating the look or style later. Fortunately, many common repairs can be made during a fireplace remodel

 

Remodeling vs. Refinishing

If you cannot decide whether to remodel or refinish your existing fireplace, it may help to understand the difference between the two. A fireplace remodeling project is typically quite involved. During the remodel, the company may replace certain parts of the fireplace as necessary, completely change the look, and even follow through with repairs. Remodeling can take some time depending on the extent of the changes to be made. Refinishing, on the other hand, is not as intensive as a complete remodel. Rather, it involves changing the materials, paint color, or mantle shape to create a more modern appearance. It takes less time than a complete remodel but does not completely change the appearance – it only modifies it somewhat.

If you have been thinking of updating your living space but your fireplace seems out of place, contact us today to learn more about the fireplace remodeling services we can provide. We will work to design, plan, and then create a fireplace you and your family can enjoy and be proud of.

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