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Restoring a fireplace

11 January 15 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

A restored fireplace can provide a central point of warmth, beauty and charm to your home, but it can be confusing to know how to get started. Let Greenstone Design help you with restoring a fireplace to its rightful place.

If your house was built in the earlier part of the twentieth century or before, chances are you have a fireplace and chimney. Many houses lost their original fireplaces in the renovation crazes of the 1960s and 1970s; others have been covered up by layers of paint or boxed in. We can help you with restoring a fireplace to bring out its original glory.

Let’s start with the fire itself. Are you planning to use it as a fire, or even to fit a wood-burning stove? This can have implications for your chimney structure if the fireplace hasn’t been used for a while. You’ll need to make sure you have a safe hearth to prevent damage to surrounding surfaces too.

If you’re choosing to use the fire as a decorative feature only, we can really go to town. Taking out gas fires and revealing the original glory of the fireplace is a speciality. Perhaps it has beautiful patterned tiles, or ornate carving on the grate. We can help you make the most of what you have – or supply authentic pieces if they’ve been lost.

You might also need to think about rearranging your room to make the most of your new feature. It’s no good restoring a fireplace for it to hide behind a sofa. Choosing a design that complements and accentuates your fireplace will really pull the room together as a whole.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call on 01706 813777 or email [email protected] to bring out the best in your home.

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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn