Here is the before picture. As you can see, the fireplace does have a mantel, but it’s really nothing to write home about. It also had outdated tile on the hearth and face of the fireplace.
If you keep looking to the left, you will also notice commercial style carpeting, old white floor tiles and a wall that serves no purpose at all! Unless its purpose was to make the room look smaller…
Well, Vrieling Woodworks changed all that.
We completely redid the fireplace from the ground up, running all the electricity and HDMI cable hookups through the inside of the new mantel and into a cabinet below. We mounted their flat screen TV over the mantel, making room for a sectional couch (where the photos were taken from, can’t see it) opposite the TV. We tore out all the flooring, demolished the unnecessary wall and repainted the room. We then added crown molding and new baseboards to complete the remodel. Ready to see it?
As you can see, it’s a full floor to ceiling fireplace mantel, complete with a flat screen TV mounted on the wall.
We replaced the old tiles with updated travetine stone on the hearth and face. We used a tan color, to complement the darker laminate flooring that continues throughout the room (which we also installed).
All the wires for the television and components run behind the TV and down the right leg of the mantel. They emerge from the baseboards on the right side, where the components are located. We are going back here to install a custom media cabinet in that location soon.
The crown molding wraps around the top of the mantel and continues throughout the entire family room/kitchen nook.
The baseboards that wrap around the bottom also continue on throughout the room and the entire house.
Usually we frame in the TV a little closer, but this one was a 42″ and they wanted to leave room to mount a larger TV in the future.
Check out the picture below that shows a view of the family room going into the nook…no more wall!
You can see into the kitchen from the family room now, which we also remodeled, but that is another blog post in the future!
We also put casings around the french doors and slider to complement the baseboards and crown molding in the room.
This is what can happen when you take a house from 1989 to 2013!
Want a new mantle or other trim work in your home? Call Paul at 951-719-4039 for a free estimate!