Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018
The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway. Oftentimes that’s the firebox when it’s unlit. Naturally you want this element and everything that surrounds it to complement the rest of your home. In many older homes where large brick fireplaces prevail this can pose a challenge.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Brick fireplaces are the most popular to replace. Henry says a quick and easy solution is to simply wrap the brick in either tile or wood leaving the exposed brick for the firebox. “It’s a more updated look that’s one of the least expensive” she says. And that way the brick will remain beneath the new material in case a future home buyer prefers brick. You could also choose to drywall or plaster over the brick creating a blank canvas that you can then do pretty much anything you want with.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 21st, 2018
Wood. Floor-to-ceiling millwork in a coffered design surrounds this fireplace in true classic style updated with a trendy hue of gray. Placing a decorative layer of stone around the firebox opening as well as on the hearth breaks up all the vertical and horizontal lines of the wood moldings.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 14th, 2018
When it comes to fireboxes homeowners seem to be gravitating to fire ribbons — gas flames that are wide but shallow appearing literally as ribbons of fire. The look is contemporary but minimalist with no faux logs. Instead flames rise from rock sand or glass. The idea isn’t to provide the illusion of a wood-burning fireplace just to add the warmth and beauty of a flickering flame.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 14th, 2018
Don’t forget that we see rooms in 3D and not just as a series of separate walls. Sometimes the best way to balance out a TV is by putting something with a similar visual weight on the opposite side of the room like this dark bookshelf.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 14th, 2018
The ottoman as a footrest. Many people love to stretch their legs out when sitting. Whether they are reading a book watching TV or simply resting or napping people like to elevate their feet and legs. The biological effect is to reduce the stress on the heart in pumping blood up through the non-return valves in the veins of their legs by keeping your legs raised your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman January 14th, 2018
If you have last-minute guests on the way and are on a budget the Roll Weave storage ottoman will be your savior. Your visitors will never know what’s hiding inside and you’ll smile at what you save.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Layla Grace makes choosing difficult with all the options available for its Lawson ottoman. From fabric to wood finishes you can customize this all-purpose beauty to the nth degree.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 14th, 2018
Getting to know you. If its use as a footrest or as seating is not sufficient relaxation ottomans come in many different sizes and double sized version can be used for relaxation or to cuddle up to your favorite person. They are armless loveseats so the only way to avoid falling off the edge is to hold onto each other - or so you can claim!
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 14th, 2018
Plaster. Common in the American Southwest plaster (very similar to a textured drywall) fireplace surrounds are traditional in design but oh so cozy. I love dining room fireplaces! Eliminating a protruding hearth on a fireplace in the dining room can free up much-needed floor space.