The traditional red brick fireplace has occupied a place of honor in many homes for over a century. However, its old world style has not really kept pace with the demands of more modern and contemporary decors.
Updating a traditional fireplace starts by replacing the internal workings with a more convenient and efficient gas radiant one. This simple remodel makes the fireplace far more usable and energy-efficient than leaving it as-is.
Secondly, a facelift for the look of a red brick fireplace is certainly in order. In the past, remodeling specialists have used a mechanical approach but these days, a mixed chemical / mechanical process is thought best.
While some experts recommend a simple latex stain, others believe that a combination of enamel paint and turpentine is best. In either case, it is always prudent to test the procedure on a small section of the home before applying in a larger area.
For more info on this and other great design transformations or if you have finally decided on adding a gas fireplace to your home, please contact us at Valor Radiant Gas Fireplaces.