The original house plans included a chimney and inset gas fire and Aaron always makes a feature of the fireplaces in his homes. At first I was thinking of a minimalist look with vertical tongue and groove in a white washed effect similar to image 2. However, as the build progressed and Aaron made suggestions, I realised that I needed to re-think my idea to better suit the traditional Hamptons style kitchen at the other end of the space.
I spotted the fireplace in image 3, I liked the simplicity yet it also had a traditional look, plus the battens would work perfectly with the battened hallways. Aaron replicated this look perfectly as you can see in the image above. I have chosen a stone look tile to go around the fireplace. I didn’t want to go black because the inset fire is black and with the large space for a TV above it may have been too much black. I was thinking later on I can maybe put some small barn sliding style doors to hide the inset TV.
5.Above: The fireplace in progress and below the fire surround completed
6. Above: The stone surround perfectly compliments the engineered oak floor. Just waiting for the driftwood to be placed in the fire – Building by Paradise Building