An Upgraded Fireplace For More Modern Coziness

Room Features

No matter the time of year a fireplace is the perfect cozy spot in any home. We’ve been updating several homes and fireplaces in the last few years. There are more choices these days than ever before of materials to face fireplaces with and ways to add interest to the space. Many families need more storage and a cohesive focal point in their room and a fireplace update is a great way to accomplish both.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Fireplace after remodel with white built-ins and TV over fireplace

After remodel

Before the remodel, the high contrast between the tv/fireplace and white walls stood out strongly in the space. The windows disappeared with the light walls and the amount of dark brick around this fireplace made the firebox appear small.

Now the homeowners have a calm and serene room to hang out and relax. The fireplace is faced with dark granite, also used for the hearth, with a white painted wood mantle which helps the firebox to appear larger. The white cabinetry is continued on both sides of the mantle with storage and decor space. The walls are painted Benjamin Moore Rock Grey which provides the right contrast to balance the black tv and white trimmed windows. The windows and what is beyond them now stand out.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Remodeled fireplace with white shiplap and tile surround

After remodel

This home had a dated brown brick tile floor-to-ceiling fireplace and wood accents which darkened the room. The homeowners were looking for a lighter and more modern fireplace.

We removed the mantle and covered the brick with white shiplap that wraps around the corner which brightened the two spaces. Large format porcelain tile surrounds the firebox with a soft neutral marble look. The remodeled fireplace changes the whole look of the room.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Fireplace remodel with dark wood built ins and stone

After Remodel

Just a few years ago, (over 25) televisions were large and in charge. In this living room, a deep corner cabinet housed the TV, sound system, and DVD player.  These homeowners already refaced their fireplace and moved the tv over the mantle, but it still looked dated with the 90’s oak cabinets.

We added beautiful rich stained Walnut cabinetry with open shelving storage to showcase artwork. Removing the angled cabinet makes the room so much larger, modern, and functional.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Fireplace in master bedroom after remodel

After remodel

This primary bedroom had a fireplace that looked lonely sitting all by itself with one built-in bookshelf awkwardly spaced away from the fireplace.

By running the cabinetry along the wall, not only gives the homeowners more storage, it visually completes the room. The fireplace surround has been updated with tile stone and the white millwork flows seamlessly to the old bookshelf.

Before remodel

Before remodel

Modern fireplace after remodel

After remodel

Most often we are updating an existing fireplace, but this home had a blank wall separating their kitchen and living room.

We added a see thru linear fireplace with light and dark modern tiles to create a new focal point in the room.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Fireplace remodel with dark wood built ins and stone

After remodel

This family room had great windows and a high ceiling, but the small fireplace got lost on the large wall.

The designer added new stone veneer up to the ceiling and warm cabinetry flanking both sides this fireplace. Adding lights to the floating shelves warms up the room as much as the lit fire. The new, larger fireplace and built-ins now create a much needed focal point in the room.

Fireplace before remodel

Before remodel

Fireplace remodel with white mantle and brick

After Remodel

In this remodel, the old, dirty fireplace was removed and relocated to the sunroom. The original beadboard was reused on the walls, painted white to match the new mantle, with subway tile and a hearth topped with Cambria quartz for added luxury. White and cozy says it all.

Fireplaces add comfort and peace to each homeowners’ daily life, but many have become outdated. If you are thinking of updating your fireplace, now is the perfect time before the winter months approach.

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