powered by
16' fireplace
February 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help with this huge fireplace... Any ideas?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
If your looking for inexpensive paint and scrape is a good look.
February 12, 2013 at 9:27PM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
What are you thinking? Painting? Making it the feature it is meant to be? Trying to disguise it?
February 12, 2013 at 9:47PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Something to break up the expanse of the brick. Maybe a mantle or a large painting or both???
February 12, 2013 at 9:50PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Wood press cement wood look great. You have a wonderful fire place. Maybe add a mantel and hang a mirror
February 12, 2013 at 9:51PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
It really is too bad that the fire box is not proportionately sized to the chase. Stone tiles or other, adhere to brick wonderfully. I'd frame the fire box in something dark to make it appear larger and then apply a lighter colored stone on the remaining. Definitely a large mantle to break up the height. Lodge theme appropriate for this house?
February 12, 2013 at 10:00PM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
For me is not the size of the fireplace but it's darkness.
Depending on your budget you could opt for painting it , add a mantel and some large art or mirror with wide frames.
Or you could tile it completely, or cover it with travertine stone , or stacked stone, stone veneer, an then add a mantel and some decorative objects .
My goal would be to create a focal point at the height that would create an illusion of balance for the entire room.

February 12, 2013 at 10:21PM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Another idea is you could cover the top 8 feet in vertical knotty pine stained board, using an aged antiqued finish by burning and beating it with chains.
February 12, 2013 at 10:22PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Here is a sample.. I think once you beet it and stain after the burnishing you'd get a rustic but modern edge.
February 12, 2013 at 10:24PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Open Dorr Custom Renovation
You could add a mantle, frame in the upper portion with drywall and overlay the bottom section in Ledgestone. If the Stonemason you use knows how to open up the firebox and make it larger for an insert, then the whole piece would be a wonderful feature, but softer. Also, use a contrasting stone for the hearth.
February 12, 2013 at 10:30PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I would remove or drywall the upper half of the fireplace to match texisting wall. Leaving the fiplace slightly longer than the drapery hardware. Change window coverings to add color and contrast. Add a mantel with great accents and picture.
February 12, 2013 at 10:39PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I suspects underneath the top portion of the chimney is wall? I would suggest a professional masonry remove the top portion of the bricks. You can reuse these bricks elsewhere in the house as design element. Good luck! Click photo to see option.
February 13, 2013 at 8:52AM   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Huge 16' wall of brick fireplace
I have a Rec room that we don’t need that is 20’...
Material ideas for 16ft high fireplace
Had 50" napolean fireplace fitted into our 16ft high...
how to decide what size fireplace is right for space. 16'x24'
In the midst of a whole home remodel and adding gas...
16 X 16 grey tile vs. 18X18 or 16 X24"?
We're building a new house (very cookie cutter) but...
More Discussions
Not sure how to layout my awkward shaped living room
Hopefully, you can see how my living room is shaped....
Redesigning a teenage girl room
So I've been thinking of redesigning my room for a...
Need help with wall color to go with my travertine floor
I'm renovating my master bath and having hard time...
Help me bring our dining room to life!
We recently started working on our dining room and...
Choosing an Exterior Shutter Color
Maibec cedar shingles in Seacoast siding. I have 4...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.