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old-fashioned fireplace remodel

Posted by e_f_g (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 14:51

I have an ugly family room with a rather cheap and inefficient wood burning fireplace. When we remodel, we'd like to replace it with a more efficient wood burning fireplace, but we want one that will fit in with the early colonial look that we want--wood paneling on the whole wall, and a hand-painted tile border.

This will be a small fireplace, not a huge thing meant to look like one cooks there.

In any case, what do I need to know about the choices out there for new fireplaces? are there manufacturers and/or methods of construction to favor or avoid?

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RE: old-fashioned fireplace remodel

You should post your question on the discussion forum at; that's where you'll find more active discussions about fireplaces and fireplace inserts. You'll get more useful answers if you give measurements of the inside of your existing fireplace, and better yet post a photo. For an early colonial look you might want to focus on inserts made of cast iron or soapstone. People at can steer you to particular brands.

Here is a link that might be useful:

RE: old-fashioned fireplace remodel

Thank you, I will do that!

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