Redesigning Your Fireplace

Updating your fireplace design involves a blend of aesthetic enhancements to elevate the visual appeal and functional upgrades to improve performance and convenience. Priddy Chimney Solutions understands the importance of this dual approach, expertly crafting fireplace redesigns that not only enhance the beauty of your home but also optimize the functionality of your heating source. 
Gas fireplace insert in stone fireplace with wood mantel

Aesthetic Enhancements

  • Selecting new materials for the surround, like tile or stone
  • Adding built-in shelving or cabinets for functional decor
  • Upgrading the mantel for a fresh look
Gas fireplace logs with flame up close

Functional Upgrades

  • Installing efficient modern inserts (gas, electric, wood)
  • Integrating the latest technology for ease of use
  • Improving ventilation for better heat distribution and safety

With a keen eye for design and a commitment to the latest in fireplace technology, Priddy Chimney Solutions ensures that your fireplace makeover is both visually striking and operationally efficient. Whether you’re looking to update the mantel, install custom shelving, or upgrade to a more efficient insert, our team has the expertise to bring your vision to life. Discover how we can transform your fireplace, call us at 301-530-4262 or request an appointment online

Updating Your Fireplace Design During a Gas or Electric Conversion

Taking the step to convert your wood-burning fireplace to a gas or electric model presents a golden opportunity to revitalize its design, marrying functionality with aesthetics in a way that perfectly complements your home’s existing decor. This is not just about transitioning to a more efficient source of warmth; it’s about reimagining your fireplace as a central piece of your home’s personality and ambiance.

With a keen eye for design and a commitment to the latest in fireplace technology, Priddy Chimney Solutions ensures that your fireplace makeover is both visually striking and operationally efficient. 

A Cohesive Project from Start to Finish: Save Time & Hassle

Addressing both the conversion and the design update together ensures a cohesive look and streamlined project management. It minimizes disruption to your home life and could be more cost-effective than undertaking separate renovations. With careful planning and a clear vision, the end result will be a harmonious blend of the old charm with new technology and style—a fireplace that stands as the heart of your home, offering warmth and beauty in equal measure.

Gas fireplace logs installed in modern living room with large windows
Simple Fireplace Update with Gas Fireplace Insert and New Mantel
Electric fireplace installed in a master bathroom with marble surround and large soaking tub
Older home with updated modern gas fireplace installed with shelving and large mantel.

Tips for a Successful Fireplace Redesign

A successful fireplace redesign requires careful planning, attention to detail, and an understanding of both aesthetics and functionality. Here are some tips to ensure your fireplace makeover meets your expectations:

Choose the Right Materials

Select materials that not only look great but are also durable and suitable for a fireplace. Consider the maintenance requirements and heat tolerance of materials like stone, brick, tile, and metal.

Brick Panel Close Up

Brick offers a timeless charm and warm, rustic appeal, making it a classic choice for a cozy and inviting fireplace design.

Ledgestone, Stacked Stone Sample Close Up

Stone brings natural beauty and durability to fireplaces, providing a sturdy and elegant focal point in any living space.


Wood mantels and surrounds add warmth and character to fireplaces, creating a cozy, traditional setting that feels like home.

Define Your Goals

Clearly identify what you want to achieve with your redesign. Are you focusing on updating the look, improving efficiency, or both? Understanding your primary objectives will guide your decisions throughout the process.

Seek Inspiration

Collect images and ideas from home design websites, magazines, and social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram. This can help you pinpoint styles, materials, and features you love.

Invest in Quality Inserts

If you’re switching to a gas or electric fireplace, choose a high-quality insert that offers efficiency, reliability, and fits your heating needs. Consider features like adjustable heat settings and remote control operation.

Hire Professionals

For the technical aspects of the redesign, such as installing gas lines or electrical connections, hiring experienced professionals is crucial. They can ensure the work is done safely and up to code.

Turn Your Vision into a Reality

As you consider the journey to transform your fireplace into a stunning focal point of your home, remember that Priddy Chimney Solutions is here to guide you every step of the way.

From aesthetic enhancements that capture your personal style to functional upgrades that bring warmth and efficiency, our team has the expertise to turn your vision into reality. Ready to embark on a transformative redesign that marries beauty with practicality? Contact Priddy Chimney Solutions today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help elevate the heart of your home. Let’s create a fireplace that’s not just a source of warmth, but a centerpiece of memories and moments.

Call us at 301-530-4262 or request a fireplace design consultation online

Gas fireplace installed in a modern living room with shelving

How can we Help?

How much does a fireplace redesign cost?

The cost of a fireplace redesign can vary widely depending on several factors such as the extent of the redesign, the materials selected, the type of fireplace insert, and the complexity of the installation. Here are some general price ranges to consider:

  • Simple cosmetic updates, like painting or adding a new mantel, might cost anywhere from a several hundred to a couple of thousand dollars.
  • More extensive material changes, such as replacing the surround with stone or tile, can range from $3,500 to $5,000+.
  • Inserts and upgrades, like switching to a gas or electric fireplace, can significantly affect the price, potentially ranging from $7,000 to $10,000, including installation.
  • Custom built-ins or elaborate designs could push costs higher, possibly exceeding $10,000 for high-end materials and intricate craftsmanship.
How quickly can you schedule a consultation?

The scheduling timeframe can differ depending on the season, our current workload, and the urgency of your request. During our peak season, which typically runs from late fall to early winter, appointments may be booked several weeks in advance. However, during the off-season, we can usually schedule consultations within a few days.

How long does a fireplace redesign take?

The duration of the project varies, with simple conversions taking a few days and more extensive design updates potentially spanning several weeks. Most conversions and significant updates require permits to ensure safety and adherence to local building codes. Regular maintenance by a certified professional is recommended to keep your gas or electric fireplace in optimal condition.

What if my chimney needs repairs?

If your chimney requires repairs, you’ll be in good hands. We’ve been repairing chimneys since 1982.

The next steps will largely depend on the extent of the issue identified during the inspection. Minor repairs, like sealant touch-ups or cap replacement, can often be completed quickly and with a smaller budget. For more extensive repairs, such as masonry work or internal structural changes, a more detailed assessment and quote will be provided. Either way, our team will walk you through the options, estimated costs, and timeline to make sure your chimney is back in safe working condition.