11. BEFORE: But In Some Cases…
Of course, in most cases you’ll want to do whatever possible to keep a fireplace. This one has almost the right look, but it needs some updating.
12. AFTER: Remodeled and Remade
By applying a new coat of paint to the frame around the fireplace and replacing those tired sconces above it, this living room gets a whole new lease on life (and its fireplace).
13. BEFORE: Feeling Bricked In
Brick is all well and good, but when you have a small living room like this, it can make you feel like you’re quite literally “bricked in”.
14. AFTER: White Paint Fixes the Problem
By applying a luxurious coat of white paint to that open brick façade around the fireplace, this living room space instantly feels more open and airy.