The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. 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 fantastic contrast to the brick walls in the room.
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.
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.
The original fireplace was brick, overlayed with stone and plaster. Almost every ugly house (and many perfectly nice houses) have dark, dingy, dirty brick fireplaces. In addition, you can see on the bottom right of the last before” picture that the walls were painted a bright mint green.
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.