Fireplace Renovations Impact A Home’s Quick Sale

Impress ….. Don’t Stress!

Over 5 million homes change owners each year.  That means many hours of prep go into a house heading to market.  It can be a stressful time!  Today, with fireplace time just around the corner, we share a renovation investment that will have a tremendous impact on the sale of this property. Not selling your home…even better time to get your beauty ready to get cozy! Remember this past fireplace post?

Kristen Kilpatrick Photography

Renovating A Home To Sell


The Before Fireplace

First, a quick bit of history about this home and it’s amazing DIY owners.  When the sellers contacted laurelbledsoedesign to ask for some ideas about the fireplace, they had been working non-stop on the walls and floors.  In the before photo above, you can see the rich dark wood floors and snowy white walls.  Just perfect for the architecture of the house and today’s home buyer. The hope was to come up with a design that would not require removing the existing fireplace tile.

Virtual Interior Design For DIY Sellers


Our virtual interior design services are the perfect fit for DIYers who simply need some inspiration or a plan to follow to achieve impactful results. After some quick chats, learning more about the project goals and budget, a good e-design will include photo “what if” examples and product links for quicker shopping.


LBD’s Suggestions

  • paint the entire fireplace in the same, already great white color used on the walls
  • overlay a cement tile on the existing tile hearth
  • add a black framed, round mirror above the mantel
  • finish up with simple white ceramics full with greenery

Wow!  What An Impact!


Let’s look closer at the finishing accessories and this hearth.  Everyone who looks at this property is going to remember this is the house with the great fireplace!

Update: This property sold within the first week on the market and now a new owner is ready to cozy up this fall and enjoy!


One More Look…



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8 thoughts on “Fireplace Renovations Impact A Home’s Quick Sale”

    1. You are so right about this! Harder to do in warm climates but with new table top units it’s doable. Fire on the lanai!

      1. Thank you for the memory! We are so glad we got to enjoy the new look for a bit before the house sold. This was a great old house, It was good to us. Many thanks to LBD for the help.

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