request for fireplace remodel suggestions
We have a fireplace that currently looks good but the heat all goes up the chimney.
I apologize that I could not include pictures here but instead they are in a google album (http://picasaweb.google.com/MickCartwright/Fireplace#) From fireplace From fireplace
My questions are these - and I will truly appreciate answers to any or all, or just suggestions.
would shortening the legs on the grate make much of a difference to heat going up the chimney/into the room?
any suggestions for removing the brass and replacing with brushed nickel?
covering the black brick with granite or other stone?
(I do understand that looking at the pictures is not the same as seeing the fireplace so believe me, any and all suggestions welcome.)
with thanks in advance,