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A fireplace often serves as the heart of a home, offering both warmth and style. However, an outdated fireplace can detract from the overall aesthetics of your space and function inefficiently. This was precisely the challenge we faced with a basement fireplace that did not align with the homeowner’s modern aesthetic and lifestyle needs.

Client’s Initial Requirements and Challenges

Before the transformation, the basement’s fireplace stood as a testament to past designs, its traditional masonry construction suggesting a bygone era. The brickwork, while solid, seemed out of place against the more modern aesthetic desired by the homeowners. The dark, soot-stained firebox and the hearth’s dated black tile contributed to a somber and dated ambiance that was begging for a refresh. The hearth extended into the room, its sharp edges and dark tiles stark against the warm-toned wooden floor. In its original state, the fireplace had a dormant quality, not yet living up to its role as the focal point of the room or as a source of modern comfort and style.

outdated basement fireplace with brick
Outdated brick fireplace in need of a redesign

Design Concept and Planning

Our goal was to create a seamless blend of modern convenience and timeless style. After consulting with the homeowners, a Modern Flames electric fireplace was selected, a brand known for its innovative technology and sleek design. To complement this modern insert, we then worked with the homeowners to identify a gorgeous ledger stone that would extend from the floor to the ceiling, enhancing the texture and color palette of the room.

Preparing the brick for the stone surround
Priddy Chimney crews installing stone veneer on top of the old chimney

Construction and Installation

Our team at Priddy Chimney Solutions embarked on this renovation with a clear vision: to upgrade the basement fireplace with minimal impact on the home environment. 

Our commitment to cleanliness was apparent. We took great care to protect the surrounding flooring and ensure that the living space remained spotless, reflecting their respect for the homeowners’ space.

The surrounding area was meticulously prepped with a cement board, a crucial step before the ledger stone application. Piece by piece, the ledger stone was carefully placed, transforming the plain backdrop into an elegant expanse that stretched from the floor to the ceiling. 

The result was a beautifully updated fireplace that stands as a testament to the team’s craftsmanship and attentive service.

Final Result

The result was nothing short of spectacular. The once outdated fireplace is now a stunning focal point of the basement, exuding a chic and inviting charm. The Modern Flames electric fireplace not only beautifies the space but also offers enhanced energy efficiency and ease of use, which the homeowners were thrilled about. 

Fireplace after remodel with gas fireplace

Additional Fireplace Renovations

Check out these other stunning before and after transformations by the team at Priddy Chimney Solutions, illustrating the impactful changes we’ve brought to homes just like yours.

Old brick fireplace with prefab mantel removed.

Before

Stone fireplace remodel with gas log insert

After

Fireplace before

Before

Fireplace after with stone veneer, elevated hearth, and wood mantel

After

Ready to Transform Your Fireplace? Contact Us Now!

If you’re inspired by these transformations and eager to see what Priddy Chimney Solutions can do for your fireplace, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward creating your own awe-inspiring before and after. Let’s turn your vision into reality!

Call 301-530-4262 or request an appointment today!

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