2022 Project Highlights: Fireplace
As we enter a new year, we’re taking some time to reflect on a few of our favorite projects from 2022. We worked with all types of clients to create bathrooms, kitchens, closets, fireplaces and full home renovations. Each client came to us with a different story and we enjoyed the process of getting to know their styles and transforming their homes.
Our client came to us with a request for a fireplace renovation. As a primary kitchen and bathroom remodeler, we were excited to work on a slightly different creative project. Built in the mid 80s, our client had the standard bulky, brick fireplace. She was hoping to make the space more modern and user friendly by doing a sleek tile design, incorporating shelving, and building in a TV.
We decided to build a center tile surround to house an electric fireplace and a wall mounted TV. We added recessed cabinetry and open shelving on either side to house cable boxes and show off decorative items our client had from traveling the world for her job. With the design finalized, it was time to bring the space to life!
We decided to style the fireplace place surround with a modern white tile with subtle black veining. Our client selected a nice electric fireplace and picked out a large matching flat screen television. We selected white shaker style cabinets for closed storage with a marble like quartz countertop. We then built-in adjustable shelving above. Finally, we lighted the area with recessed spotlighting in front of the television and over the shelving advising our client to swap the wooden shelves for glass so their overhead spotlight could shine to all the shelves.
We absolutely love the finished project and our client was thrilled to have her new entertainment area completed before Christmas entertaining with her family. This was the first area on her bucket list before moving to the rest of her main level.
If you’re wanting to update an 80s house, starting with a small project like a fireplace is a great idea to test out a contractor. The project only takes one to two weeks and lets you know whether you’re able to trust your contractor with the rest of your home.
We can’t wait to start designing this client’s kitchen!