New Stone Fireplace, Crown Molding and Painting by Monks Chatham NJ 07928

Scope of work:  Remove old paneling and wainscoting, coordinate with Avelino Masonry, Re-install existing fireplace mantel, install new interior trim,  mount a TV on the wall, and interior painting.

Timeline:  2 Weeks

New Stone Fireplace


Old Fireplace Before Remodeling


Paneled Fireplace Surround Before
Paneled Fireplace Surround Before

New Stone Fireplace After Remodeling

New Fireplace Mantel
New Fireplace Mantel

This customer in Chatham, New Jersey wanted to update their living room by removing older paneling from the 1960s, creating an entirely new look for their fireplace and then freshening up the room with a new coat of paint.  One concern was that if we updated the fireplace, it would look out of place in the house.  We saved the existing fireplace mantel and re-installed it after the stonework was complete. This helped the fireplace feel as if it were original to the house.  Monk’s works closely with quality companies that handle specialty trades like masonry, electrical and plumbing to make even the most complicated projects look easy.

We referred Avelino Masonry based in Chester to handle the stonework on this fireplace.


New stone fireplace with new crown molding

New Field Stone Fireplace, Chatham New Jersey
New Field Stone Fireplace, Chatham New Jersey


After Avelinos completed their stonework on the fireplace, we returned to install new crown molding around the fireplace. Carpenters also installed new baseboard where the paneling was removed. Lastly, we coordinated with the electrician to wire for a new TV on the adjacent wall.

After the electrician ran the wiring for the new TV, we painted the walls, ceiling, and crown molding. When everything was fully dry, we finally mounted the TV.  The dated brick fireplace was gone. A pretty, wood-burning stone fireplace took its place. The end result made the room feel much brighter and more modern.

Other Projects by Monk’s

If you would like to see more of our projects, check out this granite fireplace hearth with new wood mantel surround, this new tile backsplash we installed in Madison, NJ or these two bathrooms we remodeled in Morristown NJ.

If you are considering redoing your fireplace, please give us a call at 973-635-7900.  We would love the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best home improvement company in Chatham NJ!