Hinckley Home Transformed by The Place

Do you hate your fireplace? Is it cold, drafty, dirty or outdated? I have great news for you... you aren't stuck with it! That’s right, even if it is made of brick or stone, it can be reworked, refaced, replaced and transformed into something you love!

The Place, a local company, which has the most Nationally Certified Fireplace Experts in Ohio, can transform the look and feel of your fireplace. Whether you want gas, wood, electric or pellet-burning, their professional team makes the process easy and stress-free so all you have to think about is which book you'll be curling up with when your new fireplace is finished. 

Like so many of us, the entire team at The Place loves to see transformations; just like the ones we love to watch on those popular tv make-over shows! They get creative juices flowing and heighten the drive to improve ourselves and our homes. But in addition to seeing transformations, The Place gets to create them. 

Local professional, Donna Duchek, of 2d3d Group, photographed a recent fireplace makeover done by The Place. Then, we had the opportunity to speak to the homeowner about the make-over process and their satisfaction with the final product. We hope you enjoy this happy customer's "mini" home makeover story!

Hinckley resident, Christy Bellavia, a resident of Hickley, had The Place work on not one, but two fireplaces in her home. The first was a much-needed update to the wood-burning fireplace in her living room. Christy explains, "It just needed to be updated from its original build to make it more modern and add some pizzazz to the room. It turned out gorgeous."

The second fireplace project that The Place did for Christy was the addition of an electric fireplace to her master bedroom. Christy says that she added the fireplace to create a focal point in the room. 

Throughout the process of buying and installing both fireplaces, Christy says that she had an absolutely magnificent experience working with The Place. She says, "There is a lot more to buying a fireplace than I thought. There are so many decisions from what type of heat, how to enclose it and the design of what you’re going to house it in. I came in with design pictures of what I wanted the fireplaces to look like and they helped me make it happen; it all came together just perfectly!"

She continues, "[Both] fireplaces turned out wonderful and are just so nice to look at. They both just really change the appearance of the rooms. We have received many compliments."

At her children’s bedtime, Christy sets the timer on her bedroom fireplace then they all enjoy winding down, in front of the fire, while listening to good-night stories. When the fireplace turns off, the kids know it’s time to head to their own beds for the night!

If you would like to transform your fireplace, and the look and feel of your home, now is the best time because you could win $5,000 toward your fireplace makeover! Everyone is eligible to win and it is not dependent on the look or condition of your current fireplace. All you have to do to enter is send a photo of your current fireplace to It's that simple! The deadline to enter is November 15, and the winner will be announced on December 1. If you purchase a fireplace makeover from The Place from August 15 to November 15, you can still enter and will receive the winnings as a rebate if the job is already completed!

The Place has been serving our community for over 54 years, and they truly love producing home makeovers of all sizes for their customers. The Place is located on Route 18, between I71 and Ridge Road, and is open Monday-Thursday-Friday10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for more information about their vast offerings, including fireplaces, hot tubs, swim spas, patios, grills and more. 

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