If you are following along, you know we are in the process of renovating our kitchen. Since we are ripping out the floors in that room to replace them with hardwoods, we decided to also replace the flooring in most of the adjoining rooms. And…since the floors are coming out anyway, we also decided to update our fireplace. It only made sense…yes, that is what I keep telling my husband.
Anyway, this is my existing fireplace style (as decorated a couple years ago)…
At the moment, my kitchen cabinets are about the same color as my mantel and I am just tired of this look. Also, I would like a raised hearth instead of this slab that’s even with the floor. In the past, I have tried to find a pretty fireplace screen to sit in front, but since the hearth is so low, I couldn’t find a screen tall enough. In addition, I want to remove the glass doors. Of course if my opinionated husband objects, we will just paint the brass on them. Marriage…it’s all about compromise!
Here is a current view from the kitchen.
Won’t a new fireplace look beautiful with my new white cabinets?
Fireplace Options – Styles I Love:
At first, I thought about just redoing the surround in white with some beautiful molding.
Seriously, don’t just LOVE this fireplace?…
But I have had my heart on stone for years.
Isn’t this one absolutely gorgeous?…
While I love the above one, I think the fieldstone might be too overpowering for my space. I really can’t expand the size of my fireplace too much due to the window and doorway on either side.
In fact, I probably could only widen it by a couple inches!
So something like this one below might work…(a great combination of the white mantel with stone!)
(Definitely one of my all time favorite fireplaces!)
But if we are going to do stone, my husband wants to do the whole thing. I kind of agree with him so now I think this is the look I we going for in there…
The stacked stone feels like it would work in that space.
Now we just have to decide on the color tones and we will get moving on this project!
What do you think would look best in that room? **Update! See which look I chose! – Fireplace – Before and After.
And to catch you up, here are some links to some other decisions I have made along the way…
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