There’s nothing just like the ambiance and heat of a fireside on a chilly winter evening. I’ve lost depend of the occasions I have been requested to look at smoking fireplaces, and looked up the chimney to see a properly constructed collect, and a superb sized flue, which is abruptly decreased to lower than ½ its area by an eight” or 9″ pot, which itself is often partially obscured by slates or no matter different bearers the fitter has used throughout construction.
Wood to vented gas log-an excellent budget possibility in case you are looking more for ambiance than heat. Plus, whether or not you use natural or synthetic stone, it will typically be cheaper than a brick remodeling. I had never designed and created a hearth encompass before, so I loved the problem and am very, very glad with the end result.
Contrast is king in this fireplace wall by Nathalie Tremblay of Atelier Cachet, submit-renovation and re-design. To maintain costs down, we selected only to exchange the mantel with a mantel cap and to add a fire door (cover) to hide the ugly display.
A contemporary coat of white paint on the cabinets and a coat of delicate …