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How Much Does It Cost to Reface a Fireplace with Stone Veneer?

Does your fireplace need a facelift? Is the old façade making your whole room look dated? It might be time to upgrade to cultured stone or natural stone veneer. Here’s a quick overview of how much it costs to reface a fireplace with stone veneer.

Average Cost of Stone Veneer Fireplace Resurfacing

According to HomeAdvisor, the average price for stone veneer fireplace refacing is $20 to $100 per square foot. That’s quite a large price gap, and it may not take into account things like demolition (if necessary) or location (indoor fireplace vs. outdoor fireplace).

There are several factors that influence the cost of fireplace resurfacing, including:

  • The size of the fireplace or the area where the cultured stone is going
  • The type of stone veneer used for refacing
  • Demolition or construction, if needed
  • Geographical location (if you live in an area where materials are hard to source)
  • Stone veneer layout
  • DIY vs. professional installation (read below to see why DIY is not recommended)

You may be tempted to save money by laying the stone veneer yourself, but we highly suggest hiring a professional. If cultured stone is not installed properly, it can quickly show flaws and look cheap. Rather than looking like a solid wall of stone, DIY applications often look like individual squares of stone pressed against each other. Seeing the seams is a dead giveaway that the stone was not installed correctly.

Furthermore, you have to ensure you have the right support for the stone you’re using. Lightweight cultured stone can go over most surfaces, but natural stone requires special mesh in the back to distribute the weight. Professional installers like the ones here at N&M Restoration can ensure that your stone veneer looks great for years to come.

Will Refacing My Fireplace Boost My Property Value?

Manufactured stone veneer has an incredibly high return on investment. On average, homeowners in the Detroit area experience at least an 89% ROI for cultured stone installation. By comparison, adding another bathroom to the house only has a 51% ROI, depending on materials.

If your current fireplace makes your home feel dated, buyers may be less likely to make an offer. Refacing the fireplace could help your home sell faster or even entice a bidding war. This is a wise investment for most older homes, especially when you work with an experienced cultured stone installer like N&M Restoration.

How to Maximize ROI with Stone Veneer Fireplace Refacing

To get the most out of your fireplace refacing project, choose neutral color materials that aren’t going to go out of style. Hire a licensed and insured company to install cultured stone, and invest in high-quality materials. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the fireplace of your dreams, but there are benefits to spending a little extra on quality.

N&M Restoration offers transparent pricing, industry-leading warranties and a complete satisfaction guarantee. If you’d like a quote for stone veneer fireplace resurfacing, give us a call at (586) 350-5824.