adding a brick/stone fireplace to existing home

sillymomof4June 21, 2008

Can a brick or stone woodburning fireplace be added to an existing home?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fandlil

The answer to your question is yes, but it will cost you. Find a fireplace contractor in your area -- or more than one -- and tell them what you want. Since it is a custom thing, it will be hard to figure out whether the price is fair, but an itemized list should help.

First decide where you want to install the fireplace and what you want it to do. Do you want serious heat or the fun of a wood fire, watching it and tending to it. Traditional wood burning fireplaces are not energy efficient. So if that is a consideration, look into things like direct vent technology.

If you Google wood burning fireplace, it will show you websites of REAL fireplace guys who will answer all your questions, and some you didn't think about.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 5:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Feedback on MORSO 5660 unit with blower
Hi all- we're replacing our wood insert to get a sleeker...
thehype
Installing New Granite Tile Over Old Granite Fireplace Surround?
Hi! On my fireplace surround do I have to replace the...
resipsa44
Gas Fireplace question
We recently bought a second home, and it has a gas...
grapefruit1_ar
Do I need a fireplace in Southern California
I am in the middle of renovations in my town home and...
LARemodel
HeatnGlo Mezzo 48 or Napolean Linear LHD50
Please help guide me! We are building a new home and...
supcar1
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™