Adding a fireplace to an interior wall. On the other wide of the wall are a bedroom and a finished basement. A stone wall is a great choice for adding rugged good looks to a sleek contemporary living room. For homeowners considering adding a fireplace to their existing home here are answers to the key questions you need to ask to determine if a fireplace is right for you.
If you need help along the way improvenet can connect you for free with up to four fireplace pros in your area. The wall i want to put it on is an interior wall. I wanted the room to feel light and open and i thought adding a dark marble to white built in bookshelves would separate the wall unit.
You just need space above to get a chimney up through the roof. Depending on the type of fireplace some installations may involve clearing out wall space for the unit itself adding the proper ventilation system or running gas lines. With the variety of fireplace options available today from traditional wood burning masonry to wall mounted ventless units it would be difficult.
Its also a perfect match for a rustic gathering space. While the cost of adding a fireplace to an existing home used to be prohibitively expensiverequiring the creation of an exterior stone chimney flue firebox and in many cases floor supports. My home was built in the 40s and has been renovated and added on to many times.
If you want to add a wood burning fireplace thats not impossible either. A stone wall adds movement to a room and is also a genius way to conceal damaged drywall or plaster surfaces. I love my house and think an indoor fireplace is the only thing lacking.
I believe it once had a fireplace where a wall that no longer exists was.