Makeovers aren’t just for the rich and famous. Sure, celebrities go in for lavish makeovers of their faces, bodies, wardrobes, souls — and homes. What about your home? Even if you are not rich and famous, could your home use a refresh, an uplift, a face lift? In many cases, a fireplace is just the place to start. That’s because a visitor’s eye is drawn to a fireplace. Maybe it is the sentimental power of hearth and home. Fireplaces pull on heart strings and can even increase the value of a home so they require sensitive aesthetic judgment.Improve your home's look with a fireplace restoration image - Albany NY - Northeastern Masonry & Chimney

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can be your home-beauty consultant. (We do know our limits; we excel at the fireplace portion of home improvement. We don’t pretend to be wallpaper specialists, but we know people).

Let’s talk about your fireplace facelift. What would it involve? Obviously that depends on what you want and what you need. That’s where Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can give you the benefits of successful projects with hundreds of satisfied homeowners. We know design, materials, equipment and implementation. And we also know how to balance practicality with beauty.

Perhaps you need a complete replacement. This is often the case with older, factory-built fireplaces. We might decide together that all you need is refurbished facing, with new materials or judiciously applied repairs.

What are the typical materials employed in fireplace restoration? We deal mostly with tile, brick, stone and concrete. Each of these has advantages and disadvantages with respect to durability, visual appeal, texture, cost and maintenance. Some folks even desire a combination of materials.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney technicians will gladly share their expertise and offer helpful guidance as you restore or replace your fireplace to improve the look inside your home. That’s key. Our experts engage in a collaborative process that helps you discern your own preferences. We like that part of the job: helping people figure out what they want and how best to achieve it.

You can select tiles from natural stone, glass or man-made materials. In doing so, you can modernize the look and feel of your fireplace, giving it a clean and sleek look with added color. Or we can work with you to strengthen the look of your fireplace with a brick design and construction. Using brick opens the door to traditional designs or innovative contemporary alternatives. And for homeowners seeking a high-end look, we often recommend marble or granite for your restored or reinvented fireplace. Related stone scenarios feature stark slate, natural stone or cultured stone. These options speak luxury, but at varying costs to meet all sorts of budgets.

A sturdy and reliable fireplace design choice for many is concrete. Many of Northeastern Masonry & Chimney’s customers like concrete because of its durability, sustainability, cost and appearance. You might be surprised at the variety of color and texture that concrete can offer.

Not to be forgotten is all this is efficiency. A new appliance takes advantage of the latest innovations that yield improved heating performance and safety.

Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9315 even if the idea of fireplace restoration is just an idle thought in your imagination. Make an appointment online if you prefer. Before you know it, you’ll be having your fireplace imaginably ask, “How do I look in this?”