As the colder weather makes it’s way across the country, it’s always nice to warm yourself by a nice crackling fire. What, you don’t have a fireplace? That’s okay, just download Screen Dreams Fireplace on your Roku player or Roku TV and you won’t know the difference. This premium app ($1.99) features seven different fireplace styles to choose from and a few of them are specially appropriate for the upcoming holidays. Oh, and if you press the ” button on your remote, you can select from nine different festive and soothing audio soundtracks.
Before and after photo of our fireplace. We used slate tile on the hearth and glass tiles for the face. We found the mantle on craigslist for $50 which was originally larger but cut to fit. All materials and install for $500 total. Prior to redoing the fireplace we pulled up our carpet and refinished the hardwood. Only regret is that we did not remove the wood paneling from the wall! We didn’t realize the fireplace would turn out so well!
We just replaced our old fireplace surround with a natural stone-it went right over the old tile. It came in sheets that were supposed to “finger” together, but the lengths of the pieces were so non-standard from sheet to sheet we ended up taking apart most of the sheets and putting each piece on manually! That was a lengthy install!!
Completed a large remodel of half of our boring, 1978 ranch home last year. Tore out the ugly, off-center brick surround on the wood-buring stove & left it blank for 6 months while we contemplated tile, lava rock (local), river rock, etc. Nothing was gelling. A local metal artist had installed some metal beams in another room and we asked him
Outdoor Gas Fireplace if he could create a metal surround. We love the finished product which incorporates a built-in firewood storage box underneath, as well as our existing wood-burning stove insert. Also, for the mantle we were able to use these antique oak bridge beams as that had been sitting in the driveway for 17 years!
I have a in my kitchen room which is lit today, one in our front room which gets lit when the kids are in town or we have visitors. I am English and really miss the back boilers that heat the water, run the radiators and generally take the chill off the rest of the house….I have to own the fact that I wouldn’t be able to have a house like this at home though!