Ideas for updating my brick fireplace

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Whether it’s brick, stone, or simply drywall, make the bold impression you want with a fireplace makeover!

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For full step-by-step instructions, see How to Tile a Hearth.

Designer tile is a great material for a hearth, but it isn't always the appropriate one.

A quick way to update your home is to give your brick fireplace a makeover.

A mantel serves not only as an architectural anchor in a room but as a functional shelf on which to display prized possessions. Unlike a gas fireplace, which can be switched off, the only way to leave a wood fire is closed off with glass doors.The doors come in standard sizes that fit in any flat firebox opening.For information on these publications, contact the author or Joanne Littlefield, Director, Extension Outreach and Engagement. Select publications are available in Spanish, click here to see the list.Is your fireplace the statement piece you want it to be, or is it more of an eyesore?Gaping mortar joints are not only unattractive, they leave the bricks more vulnerable to damage.

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