Built ins next to fireplace. Decide on symmetrical or asymmetrical. I wanted something with a bit of texture but nothing too busy. I went with a 624 ledgestone that we found at a local tile store ottawas euro tile stone.
Tiling the surround was up next. This was actually a great perk because it allowed us to pull the cable and tv wires through the mantle and hide them in the cabinets of the built ins more on that in a second. I needed to add some depth to the fireplace before putting a finishing piece of crown molding.
The light wood of the cabinetry and shelves echos the color of the hardwood floors while the white molding complements the homes architecture. All the examples i just showed you were white but our guest blogger let the gorgeous wood tones show through and i love the warmth it adds to her room. Extreme fireplace makeover find this pin and more on built in next to fireplace by marilyne t.
Fireplace built ins design concept. Wrapping the built ins around a corner to cover two walls allows the tv and fireplace to share the focal point without having to be above and below each other. Im excited to show you the built ins diy ed by todays guest blogger.
After about two years of considering our options hiring vs diy we went ahead with adding built ins around our fireplace on our own. Storage was our main priority with the fireplace built ins but were also craving more space to display our seasonal items. Beautiful built ins really do make my heart go pitter patter.
Many fireplace built ins are stepped back by several inches to accommodate the depth of the fireplace while providing usable storage that isnt too unwieldy. The fireplace was a little tricky. Stepping back the built ins offers a bit of visual relief particularly useful in a small room.
I added some mdf to extend the mantel surround and then layered a 12 and 22. Other built ins are in the same plane as the fireplace. Fireplace built ins the yellow cape cod.