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Want modern treatment that's easy to revert to brick

Posted by essdana (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 25, 11 at 20:58

Is there a treatment that won't be too hard to remove if I or subsequent homeowner wants to revert to the brick? I know that paint is extremely difficult, and my taste runs contemporary anyway. I have a marble mantle with grey veining that I'd like to use. I was thinking of dark grey/black slate for the surround. Again, what would be involved in removing tile, i.e. what level of difficulty?

I also am leaning towards removing the bookcases; however this is a rental property and my contractor thinks I should leave them. If I do I'd stain them a darker color as I think they look dated.

Thanks in advance for the opinions!

Here is a link that might be useful: Brick fireplace


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RE: Want modern treatment that's easy to revert to brick

Larger pic of current fireplace

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RE: Want modern treatment that's easy to revert to brick

My contractor reminds me frequently that I'm not going to live in this property lol. But it was my first house, and this is the renovation I always wanted. Also, I intend to turn the property into a vacation rental in Washington, DC at a nightly rate of $250-400 so the renovation has to be a bit more upscale than a typical rental. I've opened up the 9x9 kitchen by removing half of the wall b/t it and the dining room and removing the whole wall b/t the kitchen and sun room. This is a more contemporary look as is the Ikea Nexus brown-black cabinets in the kitchen http://flic.kr/p/b21gan . The home's exterior remains a craftsman-like style. Does this context make anyone re-consider keeping the brick?

Here is a link that might be useful: opening up first floor


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Your pictures are all private.


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