I was given a call about a month ago from a person who came across my number in the phonebook. Of course, we had to schedule our appointments around our busy schedules. But, we managed. Finally, I went to their house in Ridgewood where I pulled up to a beautiful Brownstone on Woodward Avenue.
As I walked up the steps and rang the doorbell, I was met by two of the nicest people I have ever met. They were excited to meet me and walked me straight into the living room where they had the idea of placing their corner fireplace unit. The corner was in a wide open area beside windows that faced the street.
When I returned home, I immediately went to work on drawing up plans. But, I had already given my nice new clients an idea of what I was going to try to do. It was inspiring to see how excited they became when I mentioned a few ideas. That’s when I knew their fireplace was in the right hands.
I returned with my materials a week later, ready to start building. I built a two story cabinet-type structure with opened face spaces on the top and the bottom. The bottom was for the fireplace insert and the top was for a television. I stopped to take a picture and my wonderful clients thought that I was finished. But, by far that wasn’t true.
They were a little confused. But then, I reminded them of some of the other ideas I had thought of while drawing plans. Over the years, there are quite a few options that have been developed and they can literally be swapped in and out every time you want to make some changes to the room.
At first, I decorated the unit in faux red brick. It brought out the character of the Brownstone. It took the faux brick to the side walls and then gave it a jagged ending that appeared to fade into the wall. I added spots of brick a few inches away as if the brick wall was fighting to get out of the drywall. I love the effect. It came across quite nicely.
The last touch I gave to the fireplace was a series of floating shelves on each side. I offset them so that there would be balance without symmetry. When shelves seem to be floating free, they add an aesthetic quality that plays tricks on the eye. It’s a wonderful final stroke to an already finished masterpiece.
Ventless fireplaces can literally go anywhere. By that, I mean it both ways. You can build one anywhere you want. Plus, you can use your imagination and take your creativity as far as your mind is willing to go. Fireplaces in the walls, through the walls, on any wall, without walls. The fireplace can bring family and friends together. Make it the most stunning addition to your home.
Jessica Brylan has been a student of construction all her life, under her father who retired in 2004. Her passion turned to interior design and strangely evolved into becoming a fireplace expert. She has written such great reports as DIY Outdoor Fireplaces, Fireplace Ideas Report, and DIY Fireplace. Read further details about the Ventless Gel Fireplace and the Ventless Gel Fuel Fireplace [http://ventlessgelfuelfireplace.com]. Keep yourself up to date. There is always new and innovative information for home improvement, home interior and lawn and garden.
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