Built ins next to fireplace. After about two years of considering our options hiring vs diy we went ahead with adding built ins around our fireplace on our own. I added some mdf to extend the mantel surround and then layered a 12 and 22. The fireplace was a little tricky.
This was actually a great perk because it allowed us to pull the cable and tv wires through the mantle and hide them in the cabinets of the built ins more on that in a second. The light wood of the cabinetry and shelves echos the color of the hardwood floors while the white molding complements the homes architecture. I wanted something with a bit of texture but nothing too busy.
All the examples i just showed you were white but our guest blogger let the gorgeous wood tones show through and i love the warmth it adds to her room. Beautiful built ins really do make my heart go pitter patter. Tv over fireplace wall shelving units on each side.
Stepping back the built ins offers a bit of visual relief particularly useful in a small room. Its mostly white with a mixture of greys and beiges. Wrapping the built ins around a corner to cover two walls allows the tv and fireplace to share the focal point without having to be above and below each other.
Tiling the surround was up next. Tiling fireplace built ins. I needed to add some depth to the fireplace before putting a finishing piece of crown molding.
Storage was our main priority with the fireplace built ins but were also craving more space to display our seasonal items. Im excited to show you the built ins diy ed by todays guest blogger. Fireplace built ins the yellow cape cod.
After the fireplace details were in order the carpenter secured the two shelving units on both sides of the fireplace. Other built ins are in the same plane as the fireplace. Fireplace built ins design concept.