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Make Your Mantle Merry!

Fireplaces are typically the center of the room, naturally drawing our eyes. Unfortunately, older, damaged, dirty, or out-of-date fireplaces can attract the fireplacewrong type of attention.

The weeks following the hectic holiday season are the perfect times to give the front of your fireplace a facelift. Likewise, while many outdoor masonry repairs cannot be done in the winter due to cold outdoor temperatures that prevent materials from property curing, indoor masonry work can be done year-round!

If you are ready to revamp your fireplace front, trust the experts at Jack Pixley Sweeps to help! Our staff can help you design the fireplace of your dreams that can help transform the look of your home!

Why should I remodel my fireplace front?

Fireplaces are one of the most sought after home features in real estate. In a recent survey, 40% of homebuyers said they would pay more for a house with a fireplace; buyers said they would pay as much as $1,400 more for homes with updated fireplaces.

Unfortunately, the National Association of Homebuilders found that 46% of buyers’ looks are the most important part of a fireplace. No matter how much heat your old fireplace produces or how efficient it is, buyers are still more interested in form over function when it comes to fireplaces.

If your fireplace is starting to show its age, now is the perfect time to consider redoing the fireplace front! Whether the masonry is stained, doesn’t match the style of the rest of your home, or is simply seriously out of style, the staff at Jack Pixley Sweep can help you design the fireplace front of your dreams!

Three reasons to redo your fireplace front

An outdated or out of style fireplace can attract the wrong kind of attention in a room. Investing in a new fireplace front can ensure your fireplace is a beautiful design focal point – rather than one you hide behind paint, shelves, or furniture. The following are three of the top reasons to redo your fireplace front.

1. Add value to your home
Home buyers want fireplaces in their homes – and are willing to pay for them! Redoing the front of your fireplace is a project that will provide high return on investment, adding value to your home and making it more marketable when you are ready to move.

2. Match the décor in the rest of your home
Do you prefer a sleek, minimalist look but are stuck with a rustic fireplace? Have a mid-century modern brick wall when you want French Country?

Even when a fireplace is in good condition, it can stick out like a sore thumb if it does not match the décor of the rest of the home. The team at Jack Pixley Sweeps can help you design a new fireplace face that fits in seamlessly with the style surrounding it. From brick and stone to river rock and tile, our expert masons can help you design the fireplace of your dreams.

3. Make a big – or small – change
Redoing the face of the fireplace doesn’t have to be a major construction project. Because every fireplace is unique, so is every fireplace face we design! Our staff works with homeowners to create a personalized fireplace front that meets your heating needs while reflecting the style of your home.

One easy yet effective way to change the look of a fireplace – without significant construction – is to add a new mantle. Taking this simple step can completely change the look of a fireplace, even without removing or changing the existing bricks or tile.

Fireplace doors are easy to install and extremely effective at quickly updating the look of a fireplace. In addition, this fireplace accessory can help improve the efficiency of wood-burning fireplaces by letting less outside air into the room.

Redoing the fireplace front? Consider switching fuel sources!

If you are ready to remodel the front of your fireplace, consider switching fuel sources! While there is nothing that compares to sitting in front of an open, crackling fire, modern gas and pellet inserts are efficient and easy to use. Many homeowners prefer the push-button ease of gas or the efficient heat of pellets overcutting and stacking logs or stoking wood fires.

Changing fuel sources can be easy thanks to fireplace inserts. A fireplace insert is installed into the existing hearth; this is often able to prevent the need for major demolition or construction. There are inserts that burn gas, pellets, and even wood.

Whatever your reason for remodeling, we can help!

Remodeling your fireplace front creates a beautiful design focal point in any room – while adding value to your home. In addition to fireplace front facelifts, Jack Pixley Sweeps offers a wide variety of fireplace, chimney, and masonry services; we can take care of everything fireplace and chimney related from the bottom of the firebox to the top of the flue! For more information on redoing your fireplace front or to schedule your next chimney services, contact us today

New Updated Surround Remodeling

Although winter weather may prevent some exterior chimney repairs from being made, it is the perfect time to give your fireplace a facelift! While fireplaces are a timeless home feature, fireplace facades may be in need of a makeover; dirty masonry, damaged bricks, or a style that simply doesn’t match the rest of your décor can all be reasons to invest in a fireplace facelift. When working with the team of fireplace experts at Jack Pixley Sweeps to design your new fireplace, the only limit is your imagination!fireplace

Benefits of remodeling an indoor fireplace

The fireplace is often the focal point of the room; a fireplace makeover can ensure you get the perfect design for your unique style. The following are three reasons to consider a fireplace remodel this winter.

1. Add lasting value to your home
Fireplaces are one of the most requested home features in real estate. The National Association of Homebuilders found that potential buyers would pay up to $1,400 more for a home with a fireplace. In the same survey, 46% of buyers said looks were the most important aspect of a fireplace. Updating the fireplace with a facelift can help add lasting value to your home – and create a beautiful design element in any room.

2. Make a small change – or a big one
The first step in a fireplace remodel is researching what style and design you would like. Whether your dream fireplace is sleek and modern or rough and rustic, our team of fireplace experts at Jack Pixley Sweeps can help you design – and build – your dream fireplace.

While a total fireplace rebuild is often the best way to custom-design an entirely new fireplace, there are a number of small changes that can still have a big impact. Replacing old, warped fireplace doors with new glass doors can help a fireplace look newer while also burning more efficient. Likewise, replacing the mantle is another way to overhaul the look of an entire room – not just the fireplace.

3. Change fuel sources with an insert
Interested in changing fuel sources? Think about installing a new, energy-efficient fireplace insert! Fireplace inserts are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and fuel sources; installing a new insert can modernize a fireplace while making the entire chimney system more efficient.

When should I schedule my appointment?

Winter months are the perfect time to schedule interior fireplace remodels. Because interior work is not impacted by the weather, our masons can build your new fireplace even if the weather outside is frightful! Likewise, we recommend that homeowners schedule fireplace remodels after the holidays; this prevents construction from impacting family get-togethers or holiday parties.

Remodeling the fireplace over the winter is also ideal if you are preparing to sell your home. Spring is the most popular season for both buying and selling in real estate; having the fireplace remodeled over the winter ensures your heating appliance is showroom ready when spring arrives.

Help your fireplace avoid the winter blues by investing in a fireplace remodel! It can add value, help update your home, and create an entirely new look – without building an entirely new fireplace. Even if you want to schedule after the holidays are over, contact the staff at Jack Pixley Sweeps today. Fall and winter are our busiest season, and scheduling early helps ensure your appointment gets on the books!