As a Winnipeg interior decorator, I am sometimes approached by clients who are mainly happy with their homes, but want to change certain aspects of it to make it more personalized. Sometimes clients are prepared to invest a significant amount of money into change, only to find that a more simple, cost effective solution is available.
This was certainly the case for a client of mine who approached me about updating her entertainment wall (as seen in photo to the right) in her 1990’s home. Originally she was thinking that all the oak trim around the fireplace would need to be removed to give it the update that she was looking for. In fact, she was thinking of having a large stone fireplace installed instead. The client also found the television was too close to the floor.
With oak cabinetry in the kitchen, oak doors, base boards and trim running through out the house, I really felt that she could keep some of the existing oak around the fireplace, remove some of it, and add some beautiful stone to update the look. The style through out much of her home was also more transitional/traditional, so the oak molding around the fireplace suited the look of her home.
As you can see from the photo, we were able to achieve the updated look of the entertainment wall that she was after by changing out the size of the fireplace box, removing some of the oak, and all of the old tile. We then had the television situated above the fireplace on a mount that would allow it to tilt and be put in positions that allow easy viewing. This renovation could have been significantly more expensive had she decided to replace the entire wall with stone as she had originally thought of doing.
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