Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. 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.
Now, it will be bricked almost to the ceiling with an arch above the fireplace. If you go with a traditional fireplace design then it is going to fit into almost any environment, but on ocassions you will need to do something a little bit more contemporary. If you have a fireplace mantel, replacing it with something a little different can have a major impact on your living room.
I removed the windows and added energy star units that didn’t open – added stained glass windows to hide the neighbor’s house and used the original cabinet doors and made new boxes to go on either side of the insulation and drywall was placed to repair all of the damaged and lost plaster.
For this project, I wanted to surround the fireplace with stone (or manufactured stone), raise the fireplace to accommodate a hearth (instead of just tile on the floor) and add a new rustic wood mantle I had worked with manufactured stone before, but that was only a month ago when I added a fireplace to my basement.
This outdoor entertaining area has the fireplace as its main feature made of beautiful natural stone. A natural stone fireplace enhances the large living area. Contemporary and sleek – this high gloss wall houses the simple fireplace and dramatic grid wall of white – a fantasticÂ contrast to the brick walls in the room.