The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. I recommend using a high quality semi-gloss paint in the color of your choice—but any paint that is used for inside house trim is suitable. If you don’t have a fireplace mantel, consider getting one as it will give your fireplace a more finished, polished look.
The floor plan shows the new symmetry of the windows and the orientation of the furniture to the fireplace and TV. The circulation was also improved. The client wanted surfaces that were easy to clean and maintain, and the quartz countertops in a Crème Limestone color and slate flooring were the perfect fit.
Because its a time when you can have the windows open on your home, and allow a nice evening breeze to come in while enjoying the heat off the fireplace you have lit up. This is one of my favorite things to do in my home because it gives an ambience of outdoors.
First of all, they can be much bigger than an indoor fireplace because the restrictions of space are not the same. Since the room is fairly large (23′ x 20′), putting all the furniture against the walls created a frat house” look, as the client said. The cabinets have a space between the walls to allow for a chase for electrical on this side and gas pipes on the opposite side.
Home Depot and Lowe’s carry a great variety of trim and molding that you can piece together to make a beautiful fireplace design. A wood fireplace mantel is easy to install so you don’t have to hire a contractor. If you finish it and then mar the mantel when putting it up, you will have to repair it. Certainly many people paint or stain their fireplace mantel prior to installing it. It is really a personal preference.