A Fresh Update

Project:  Modernizing an original 36 year old living room fireplace

Modern Update

Before & After

Balance is imperative to a successful decorating scheme.  It was important to keep the space in tune with the style of the home while modernizing the overall look.  The sleek tile & linear electric fireplace matched wits with the oversized TV unit, while the charming white bookcases softened the coolness that the glossy tile, fireplace & TV surfaces presented.  In addition, the dark grained, wide plank flooring anchored the overall feel of the decorating scheme.

The main floor had been visually broken up by three different flooring materials making the entire main floor feel chopped up and small.  It made sense to replace all the existing flooring materials with one sweeping hardwood look, which not only created unity between each space, but also made the entire main floor seem much larger.

The dining room & living room spaces openly flow into each other, but the only light source for both spaces came from the dining room ceiling fixture.  To solve this lighting issue, we added two recessed lights above each bookcase.  This offered a much-needed light source (while being minimally invasive) to the space & highlighted the new feature wall.

Finishes that added to the modern feel include the two recessed lights, the oversized high gloss ceramic tile, the pale gray walls & new glossy white, wide board window, door & floor trims.

Here is a list of the work completed to achieve the final update:

*Removed old fireplace facade & built out a frame for the new facade.  Tiled new fireplace facade with high gloss 12″x24″ ceramic tiles

*Replaced old carpet, bamboo hardwood & vinyl flooring with new manufactured floating wood floor throughout living room, dining room, kitchen, main hall & bathroom.

*Removed the built-in curtain valance above windows & installed faux tray ceiling boards throughout main floor

*Installed new hidden electrical outlets for electric fireplace & television behind new fireplace facade – no more unsightly wires!

*Installed two recessed lights on either side of fireplace to highlight bookshelves & add more light to the room

*Replaced window, door & baseboard casings with 8″ flat boards for a clean, modern appeal

*Repainted the entire main floor – walls, trim boards & ceiling

*Installed two bookshelves & cabinets on either side of fireplace for storage & display purposes

Sigfusson Construction specializes in new home construction & major renovations.  For more information about our services, please call us at 604-461-4349 or send us your inquiry to contractus@sigfussonconstruction.com

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