This is a fireplace fascia replacement project, seen here in before and after immediate construction. The fire box itself required no work.
Note the use of Ogee shape bricks for the hearth edge. These specialty bricks visually soften the edge of the hearth and give a much more finished appearance on the sides of the hearth than the plain brick seen in the 'Before'. The Flemish bond pattern used in the new fascia also increases the visual appeal.
The fireplace will be finished with a wooden mantel, mounted on the inserts visible on the fascia.
What it looked like before: