10 questions to ask yourself when restoring a fireplace

sandstone fireplace in fresh living room
(Image credit: The Painted Furniture Company)

Getting to grips with restoring a fireplace is something the majority of renovators will need to do if they want to get this much-prized original feature looking as good as the day it was first fitted. 

While we all have different fireplace ideas for our homes, if you are lucky enough to find an original fireplace in your house then sprucing it up and incorporating it into any modernisation plans you might have for your interior design scheme is a job well worth undertaking. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.