Category Archives: Fireplace Makeovers

Transforming a fireplace

We’ve had a traditional style fireplace in our home that I made almost 10 years ago and have always loved it, especailly at Christmas, but recently we were becoming increasingly frustrated by the cramped corner where our TV unit sits … Continue reading

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1940s fireplace makeover

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 … Continue reading

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Village on the Grange

When I first went to see this late 70′ condo, I was surprised and excited by the fact that the client owned nothing more than a mattress, an area rug and two lawn chairs. I love doing places from scratch. … Continue reading

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Old Mill – Beautiful Monochromatic Colour Scheme

I have always been a huge fan of what is known as a Monochromatic Colour Scheme, which is, essentially using various tones of one colour to create a warm and soothing environment. Sometimes, I will add an accent colour to … Continue reading

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My favourite fireplace makeover – Old Mill

It’s amazing how little your dollar buys when choosing builder upgrades. My clients paid a small fortune to have a fireplace added to their condo living room and ended up with nothing more than a dry-walled box surrounding an electric … Continue reading

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A quick fireplace makeover

The fireplace in the family room of this Richmond Hill townhome was a beast. It was massive, dark, heavy and completely overpowered the room.             I wanted it to remain the focal point of the … Continue reading

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Creating fireplace cabinets

Here’s another simple way to add beauty and storage to your fireplace. This west Toronto townhome, which I’ve blogged about a few times (grasscloth wallpaper, window bench, custom headboard) has a fireplace with a nook on one side that was … Continue reading

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