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What to do with this fireplace?

ldjohnnyFebruary 20, 2013
We are in the midst of renovating our cottage at the lake. I want to know the best (and least expensive) way of upgrading/covering this fireplace to a modern look. (Besides painting). My color scheme will be whites/blue/greens/etc all about the beachy look. Should I just tile over it, or what I really want is the wood panels to have it be ultra modern. Can you suggest anything? I am so bad at making a decision.
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Liza Jane Interiors
It looks like the fireplace is close to the kitchen. Because the kitchen has lots of wood, I would er on the side of tile or venetian plaster. Remove mantle as well.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:04PM
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ldjohnny
Venetian plaster.... hmm. thats an idea. Thanks!
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:07PM
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
I dislike brick fireplaces. I usually tile over them with travertine. Cheap & beautiful.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:11PM
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Gerry Brown
Tile or reface it with tile or wood. It just doesn't need to be white. That's too dull in there.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:14PM
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Judy M
stone veneer it and can you make that space the dining area?

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    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 12:15PM
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