I spent my summer doing a massive renovation of a 1940s mid Toronto semi detached home; basement renovation, all new hardwood flooring, new stairs, new lighting, all new baseboards and trim and painting.
Here is the first of a few posts about this project. This one deals with the living room fireplace.
I hated this fireplace from the day I walked in, I found it heavy, tacky and outdated and I new that once the new hardwood flooring was installed, it would look even worse and completely detract from the beauty of the new space.
The clients let me “go to town” and do whatever I felt was needed to bring the fireplace up to date while still giving it a classic look.
We added a new surround, new mantle, new tile, some decorative trim and a fresh coat of paint and the result is stunning (if I do say so myself haha)