Our house has an old brick fireplace which is in disrepair. We don't use it ever, but we would like it to look better. What tools are needed to reface a brick fireplace? Could it be redone in natural rock or does the surround have to stay brick?
My house was built in 1918, and while it has a lovely brick fireplace, it isn't functioning, because they ran out of bricks on the inside. (When my parents moved in, upon inspection, they were told that about halfway up the inside, it's just plaster) Is it possible for this to be fixed, or would it be more cost-efficient to just redo the entire fireplace? Thanks.