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Khushnuma Irani

Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. On the right, in a gabled part of the ceiling over a bay window, we clad the ceiling in painted lathe pulled from the house. Look to see if your fireplace mantel color competes with the overall look of your fireplace. But these little access doors to enter the eave area kinda bugged me. Not quite the fit and finish I like.fireplace remodel

We went with a stone finish to keep with the srustic setting of the house and pay homage to the original fireplace in a more updated way. Artwork is always striking above your fireplace, so include unique displays like a single, bold piece in a beautiful frame, or try clustering smaller paintings or prints in asymmetrical groups for contemporary, interesting impact.fireplace remodel

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.

The use of authentic stone in any space provides a solid foundation to build a beautiful and well rounded design. We reengineered and spanned the full width of the house in the kitchen, family and dining room areas to eliminate the original bearing walls. Plus, wrapping your windows in black trick your eyes into seeing only the window—increasing the impact of your outdoor spaces.

The traditional fireplace was completely demolished and replaced with a modern design, which consists of floor-to-ceiling veneer stacked stone and a linear fireplace with glass stones. If you have more than one fireplace mantel in your home, you can choose to focus on different time periods for each one.fireplace remodel