From Wood to Gas

Thought I’d share a client before and after makeover.  This one is their family room wood burning fireplace.  They wanted to change it from wood burning to gas and to start over with a clean slate (no pun intended).

Here’s what we started with…no judgments please…..

The scale of the fireplace was much, much too large for the size of the room, so that needed to be addressed first.

And after much talk, design and, of course some messiness, we now have this….

As you can see, we removed the raised hearth and the original mantel and installed 12″ x 12″ slate tile for the flush hearth and small brick slate for the surround.  The mantel was custom made to match the existing wood floor.   A new paint colour and some up to date sconces and voila, a room that they can enjoy and be proud to show.

My clients are very happy and it’s pretty to boot.