I have been contemplating this same question. I have a brick fireplace in my home that goes all the way to the ceiling. We have lived in the home for 5 years and have never used it once. I want to remove it to open the wall up to my kitchen. The home is only 8 years old, so the brick fireplace is not old. It is a reddish brick, but looks more country and I want a modern feel. Best of you to you in whatever you decide to do.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
Totally depends on how you have to tie into the roof: hip, truss, scissor jointing.... all different costs. you're quality of finishes will also determine your costs and how much you do yourself or sub out.
I'd say anywhere between $8,500 to $15,000 to do the job. (lower end, doing a lot of the work yourself). Definately check out www.wholesalehomeproducts.net down at 400 davidson st. They are a surplus builder outlet and have anything from hardwoods, to windows, to trim, siding, to roofing shingles at almost half the price of Home Depot. They carry many of the same brands as well.... more