Fireplace transformation from wood burning to gas

Fireplace transformation from wood burning to gas

This original wood burning fireplace had a raised marble hearth and surround together with a faux finished green marble mantel, it felt busy and dominated the room.  My clients wanted a gas insert for ease as well as a cleaner, more modern silhouette that would fit the scale of the room better.  A flush slate hearth helps to make the room more spacious and ties in with the slate floor in the entry.  The smaller brick slate surround resembles subway tile and keeps the look contemporary. The simple wood mantel was custom made and finished to match the wood floors.  Adding two new sconces completes the look and repeats the black finish of the gas insert.

firepace - after

Before

fireplace-before