Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Avoid architectural features. The flue can also bend and be rerouted to avoid architectural features such as overhangs. Again (this can't be stressed enough) follow the building codes and manufacturer specifications when doing any chimney installation.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman January 17th, 2018
This round Hayes tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs solves a lot of style woes. With its many color options and tufted top luxury never came so easily.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman January 16th, 2018
Ottomans are often one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture in the home. We spend a great deal of time finding larger items like couches and beds but choosing an appropriate ottoman is often an afterthought. Whether you choose to make a large or small investment your space will feel more like home with one of these simple additions.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage November 30th, 2017
Of all the built-ins you can add a media wall is one of the most useful. It helps to tame the clutter that springs up around a TV and when paired with bookshelves provides ample opportunity to display mementos and books (reinforcing the notion that you do more than sit in front of the TV all day).While there are an infinite number of ways to arrange a media wall experts recommend dividing the unit into a base and an upper cabinet to help break up the unit’s mass and to accommodate varying depths of storage. The base can be fitted with drawers or doors to conceal electronics and accessories.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace November 29th, 2017
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman November 28th, 2017
A round ottoman is great for a sectional with a wedge or rounded corners. With no corners it is easy to get around.
Adara Noya Fireplace November 27th, 2017
Sometimes the best way to deal with these two focal points is to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at the same time. Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design like the one shown here you also could carry over all three shelves to create a triple mantel.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage November 25th, 2017
Sort your seating. What good is a home cinema without cinema-quality seating? With a home control system and D-Box technology you can have your seating rumble and vibrate in time with the action up on the big screen! Another option to consider especially if the room will be used by children is soundproofing. Not only does soundproofing mean you can turn up the volume; it also ensures that the little ones’ shouts of excitement won’t be heard by anyone next door.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage November 24th, 2017
This works especially well if some of the pieces are as large or even larger than the TV. The unusual square piece in the upper left draws attention away from the TV and the other little pieces keep the eye moving around.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage November 21st, 2017
Media armoires worked great back in the day of analog TVs. Close the doors to hide the electronics and open them to watch. Those were simpler times. But today flat-panel TVs are put on display more often than not. Mounting on walls or being set on top of consoles can actually complicate matters since remote controls typically use infrared signals to communicate with the devices. The little red light needs to be pointed directly at the component to change the channel turn up the audio or pause the movie. A solid surface blocks this communication.