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Home Improvement  /  October 24, 2017

3 Affordable Ways to Enhance Your Fireplace’s Appearance

A tastefully designed fireplace can bring life and character to a room. An appealing fireplace will grab attention, tie a room together, and serve as the perfect spot for you and your family to gather and relax. Here are some tips on how to enhance your existing fireplace:


  • Whitewashing: Try making your fireplace brighter with this budget-friendly idea. Brush white paint with an eggshell finish on small sections of your fireplace, then wipe it down with rags to remove most of the paint. Do this two times for best results. Next, use a medium grit sanding sponge to sand all over the fireplace bricks for a beautiful finishing touch. The sanding sponge will ensure that your fireplace will still have rich texture.
  • Use Color Contrast: Certain color schemes can make your fireplace look more interesting and dramatic. For example, you can paint the wall around the fireplace black and use gray stone veneer on the fireplace. You can also take inspiration from your living room’s color scheme and use contrasting colors for your fireplace to help make it “pop.”
  • Use the Fireplace as a Backdrop: Your fireplace is also the perfect backdrop for collections of decorative materials or artwork. You can buy a few prints or frame some family photos and hang them around the backdrop to add personality and style to the room.

Enhancing your fireplace doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or costly home improvement project. Handyman Connection of McKinney can provide you with even more great ideas. We are remodeling, home maintenance, and painting specialists with decades of experience. We’ll transform your fireplace and help you with your other home improvement tasks. Contact us to learn more budget-friendly fireplace upgrades. You can also request an estimate.

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