The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. Several other green products were used including low VOC paints, natural stone countertops, and engineered hardwood flooring in the basement. After brightening the masonry, step back and see how your mantel fits into your fireplace decorating project. For the ultimate in luxury, consider a see through fireplace that connects the indoor space with the outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round.
This living space above uses raw concrete as the main feature for the fireplace, once again a perfect contrast in texture to the other elements in the room. In the living room, here is the fireplace with new stone tile, slab hearth and mantel. The shower stall ceiling was raised to full height, and the entire width opened to the room with a frameless glass door from Empire Shower Doors We decided to use the mosaic tile again in the shampoo niche.
Looks good, but lots of problems with windows, sloped floors and a drafty open fireplace. We’ll use a 15 pane door with textured glass – just like the 1st floor bathroom door. The designs available in the market can be very different, some fireplaces have mantle surface like the traditional ones.
Luckily there are small changes (like switching out light bulbs) and big changes (like installing a new fireplace mantel ) that can give your living room a new look and won’t turn into a major DIY project, or turn your home into a construction site. The original house had small, compartmentalized rooms and we wanted to open up these spaces and take advantage of a more open floor plan and the spectacular view.
It’s pretty level, but little dips and uneven areas could be shimmed when the finish floor goes in. I’ve made 2X6 bases for the new cabinets and set the doors on top to visualize what to do next. This room has a definite modernist flavour – furniture, crazy pacing design for the stone feature wall that surrounds the fireplace – this one is perfect as it services both areas in the open plan space.