Ring in the New Year with a New Fireplace
by Sonya Weiss
There's nothing better to take the chill off of a cold winter night than sitting snuggled on a sofa with a warm cup of cocoa. Unless you also have a nice crackling fire going in the fireplace.
A fireplace is often situated by a main gathering point of a living room. We use them to put knick knacks on the shelf, or pictures of the family and to hang Christmas stockings during the holiday season.
An attractive fireplace works to draw attention as a focal point. Unfortunately, so does an outdated or unattractive one.
So what can you do if your fireplace looks a little worse for wear and your budget doesn't expand to allow custom one?
Replacing a fireplace can indeed be an expensive, not to mention backbreaking job to undertake. Building one yourself is not an easy project even for the most experienced do it yourselfer. Hiring the job out to a contractor can turn out to cost a great deal more than you want to put into the project.
There is a simple solution to the problem. Instead of going through the hassle of trying to do it yourself from scratch or hiring out the job, purchase a preassembled fireplace in a kit that contains all you need to do a top notch job.
These kits contain ornamental designs, shelf, legs and breastplate. You can find kits that will allow you to choose what suits your design ideas and turn an unattractive fireplace into an attractive one.