Monday, August 27, 2012

Building a Fireplace Start to Finish

Just because your house did not come with a fireplace doesn't mean that you can't have one. 
Below is the before and after photos of how we built our own fireplace, well how James built our fireplace. :-)

We started by purchasing 2x4's and building a frame for the fireplace.

The frame had to have a place for the insert, we used a the Dimplex 50" Synergy Linear wall mount fireplace.

We had to make sure that it was a snug fit before moving forward.

Once we knew that the insert fit, James started adding the backer board. 

Since we have 12' ceilings he completed the bottom section first and than moved to the top section.

Once all of the backer board was installed than he started installing the stacked stone. 

The finished product!

What I love about this fireplace is that it makes a statement in the living room. 

Some cool facts about using a Dimplex fireplace, it comes with a remote control that gives you the option of heat or no heat. In Florida most of the year the no heat option works the best for us.
Another cool fact is that it plugs into an outlet so you do not have to have it hardwired.
It can also be mounted directly into the wall so if you are thinking about adding a fireplace to your bathroom this is the fireplace to consider.

1 comment:

  1. did you direct-wire or plug the fireplace in? we are interested in building this as well and have a tv hanging above the fireplace.