Fireplace Remodeling

Fireplace Remodeling

Crose & Lemke has completed a number of condo remodeling projects throughout the Des Moines area. For this condo, we completely revamped the hearth room with an entirely new stone fa├žade and fireplace.

After framing and revisions, we brought in a new gas line to convert the fireplace from a wood-burning unit to gas. Being on the 10th floor, this made the fireplace much more user-friendly for the residents.

Cut granite stone was used for the fireplace. A granite webwall pattern that surrounded the fireplace was put in place, with each piece being custom fit and then all edges distressed. Joint had to be tapped into place by hand, which required a great deal of precision. Recovered saltwood timber was used for the mantle. For the wall, we incorporated 1" granite ledgestone with a broken face to add character to the room.

The polished black granite hearth adds elegance to the space and is accented by the trimwork. Overall, the new fireplace - which was just a small part of a larger project - helps bring a warmer, more inviting appearance to the room.