The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. We didn’t like that the wood paneling, dark tiles, and unfinished brick made the sunroom look dark and dated. I hope these images have sparked your imagination if you are lucky enough to have a space you can designate to a fireplace…. Before final installation I paint the pieces that are next to the granite, so final painting will be easy to do.
We topped the fireplace with a new piece of wood and added molding around the edges for a polished and finished look. A pair of 6 panel wood doors are cut to fit the new eave openings. Ann Sacks luxor grey” limestone tile and topo azul” slab and a wood mantel painted in a similar grey give the fireplace a subtle presence in the room, toned down from the stark white it was previously.
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.
Decorate them with wall hangings, paint them with warli design or use vinyl wall graphics. Wall fireplace is an economical option for you that you can purchase in different designs, styles and models. If your living room style is understated and elegant, polished brass pieces always look smart.
I really wanted to go in and paint the walls right away but figured the intelligent thing to do was prepare the fireplace for a reface first. If you have a real wood burning fireplace or wood stove, a hearth rug will protect your floor from falling embers. Also, this blue was antiqued and over-glazed several times to give it a texture of a wall that had been painted many times over the years.