As the winter weather intensifies, it’s a no-brainer that most of us are going to be spending a great deal of our time indoors. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your living room, there’s a good chance that it’s going to become the hub of your home. The question is, how inviting is this part of your home? Or is it crying out for a little TLC?
If your fireplace is looking drab and/or neglected and is less than inviting, now’s an excellent time to do a quick makeover that will transform it in just a few hours.
DIY Stone Fireplace with Go-Stone or Go-Brick
As the year draws to a close, there’s not much time to call in professionals for home improvement projects. So if your fireplace is in need of an update, you’ll likely be looking for a DIY possibility that you can handle yourself.
We have just the one for you!
Go-Stone and Go-Brick are innovative DIY products manufactured by Native Custom Stone that will enable anyone with minimal building skills to create a little magic before Christmas. Made in the same way to simulate stone and brick respectively, Go-Stone and Go-Brick are lightweight veneer products that are easily installed onto existing wall surfaces, including the front of fireplaces and their adjacent walls.
The installation method is quick and easy, and it utilizes minimal tools, most of which you probably already own. The veneer itself is available online from BuildDirect.com and from a number of Home Depot stores.
What You Need to Update Your Fireplace for Winter
Once you have worked out the surface area to be transformed, you can order your faux stone or bricks. The product will be supplied in boxes.
Additionally, you will need ordinary tile adhesive and grout. The only tools you need are a:
- measuring tape to check distances
- torpedo or spirit level to keep the veneer panels straight and level
- drywall or wet-cut saw to cut ends to size if necessary
- notched trowel to apply the tile adhesive
- grout applicator for the grouting; if regular mortar is used you’ll need a pointing tool
Go-Stone and Go-Brick are installed in exactly the same way, and no form of foundation is required. Even if you’ve never done a DIY project before, you really will be able to update your fireplace in just a few hours.
Contact Native Custom Stone or one of our authorized dealers for more information.