We are finishing a room in our attic and looking for a way to cover the chimney. We were thinking of faux stone or sheetrock. Can you advise us on the pros and cons?
Either one of those ideas will work. If the mortar is protruding out on the existing joints, you may need to build walls around the chimney to install the sheetrock. If the joints are smooth, you can either use furring strips over the brick or just glue the sheetrock to the brick. If you install stone, it can usually be installed right over the brick.