Design Decisions

Concrete Fireplace Inspiration and Our Plan for the New Build

Design: Jean Stoffer Design

When we started building our new home, a concrete fireplace was one thing I knew I had to have. I absolutely love adding concrete elements into the interior of a home. Whether around a fireplace or on the countertops, concrete adds a very unique, modern look that I love.

Full Wall Concrete Fireplace

When planning our living room finishes and design, we started out thinking we would do a complete concrete wall much like this one. I was planning for Henry to DIY it in order to save us some money, not to mention how cool it would be to show it off and share it with others.

This complete floor to ceiling fireplace looks amazing and is such a focal point visually. Although I love this look and the design aspect, we thought it may be too much with everything else we had going on in the room.

Concrete Fireplace Surround

After making the decision to go a different route, we came across this concrete fireplace surround in a home by Jean Stoffer Design.

We love the idea of being able to still have the warmth and texture of concrete, but in a more elegant form.

Again, we were planning on doing this one as a DIY, but after thinking about it for a while, we decided against it. Not only would this be very difficult to pull off with our limited knowledge of concrete, but we came across a company that specializes in this type of thing, Hard Topix. So it was a no brainer.

Henry provided them with all of the dimensions and showed them exactly what we wanted the surround to look like. They took all of the information and came up with this model.

They’ll use this to create the final product.

More Concrete Fireplace Inspiration

Here are some more inspiring concrete fireplaces. All of these are from Studio McGee. They seem to be big fans of concrete fireplaces as well!

I love that you can see the wood grain and lines of the forms used for this concrete fireplace.

Design: Studio McGee

This one is a surround, but it doesn’t have a profile. Even though it is simple and flat, it adds interest and texture to the room.

Design: Studio McGee

This one looks amazing paired with the stones on the wall.

Design: Studio McGee
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  • Reply Kim

    All of my picture boards are concrete fireplaces as well but reality of doing that is difficult. I love the clean look of your fireplace. Can you share what the cost of your surround? For the remainder of the fireplace, did you just plaster with a smooth finish and what sheen? Also what sheen did you use on your kitchen cabinets? Thanks in advance! Love your posts! They are so helpful!

    April 7, 2020 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Lindsey Wolski

    Would you mind sharing the width of each side and the top of your concrete mantel? I am working with Hard Topix and would love your dimensions as a reference point.

    April 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm
    • Reply Henry

      Just emailed it to you.

      April 12, 2021 at 10:46 pm
      • Reply Crystal Clark

        I am also about to place and order and would love to know as well!

        October 22, 2021 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Mirella

    Can you share with me direct the dimensions of your fireaplce and around about costing

    January 27, 2022 at 5:46 am
  • Reply R Agarwal

    I’m thinking about painting my existing concrete fireplace. It’s beige, and I’d love a light gray / concrete color like yours. Any recommendations on how to go about it? Thanks!

    July 8, 2022 at 2:35 pm
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