Many folks know they want a fire, range or insert, but should not positive what they are particularly in search of. A remodel is nice to vamp up your old hearth that could be serving you properly functionally, but might accomplish that way more with a manageable funding of money and time. Partitions were painted a delicate inexperienced to keep the room open yet cozy. We painted the rock backing of the original fire.
The stone fireplace with recovered barn-beam mantel is the focus of room. The brick surround was painted Benjamin Moore’s Douglas Fir to complement the room’s Spring Moss walls, and lovely paintings by artist Erin E Sorensen depict the owners’ view of the close by San Francisco Bay.
The cumbersome brown-brick hearth did little to enhance the space, because it was placed asymmetrically on a long stretch of wall. One in all my pet peeves is the TV remodelers who present their viewers how simple it is to only add a brand new mantel or facial wall end to a hearth with out talking about codes and clearances to combustible materials.
That philosophy may be very a lot apparent in this project by our customer Daniela from Tennessee. In a cottage that had fallen into disrepair, a fireplace renovation was on this front room’s transforming to-do listing. The fireplace is often the point of interest of the room so it’s important for it to coordinate with the fashion of the house.
The work concerned gluing the mantel to the wall and having the contractor construct the crown molding around it to make it look as if it had been seamless and all part of the original design. With no mantel and a lackluster surround, this fireside was in main want of a rework.