Knocking down a huge brick fireplace wall

New to this series? Click here to start at the beginning! As part of our whole house renovation we decided to update the brick fireplace wall. We want something a little more modern. When we moved in I painted the brick white to give it a more updated look, but I always knew that some day I'd knock the whole wall out and start over. Here's the wall after I painted it white last year (there are a bunch of useful brick-painting tips in this post): I really liked the updated white look as opposed to the peach brick, but knowing we are about to install new hardwood floors, now is the … [Read more...]