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This Is Exactly What You Should Do With An Ugly Fireplace (PHOTOS)

May 21, 2013

Replacing an ugly fireplace isn't a DIY project that most people try to tackle. But Reddit user ebanul took this idea and ran with it, and the results are amazing.

Although he and his wife were lucky enough to already have a fireplace, the position was awkward. So, ebanul and his dad tore down that structure, and two years later, they built a stone wall and installed a gorgeous Napoleon LHD50 double-sided firebox. They were even able to mount a flat screen television, modernizing the entire living space. And it looks like other users like the look, too: im_jeremy5 said "As a journeyman mason I have to say good job on the stonework. Most homeowners butcher it. It's beautiful."

The user did have a little help from a roofer to make sure there weren't any leaks, and of course his wife, who added decorative accents for ambiance. Click through the slideshow to see the step-by-step process and be sure to head over to Reddit for more information.

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