Before and after. Fireplace.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A few years ago we've moved into a house that needed total renovation. We've changed everything: kitchen, two bathrooms, all bedrooms and the outside of the house. There could be many blog posts about "Before and after"! At that time I was very busy with my off-line life and did not even think of taking pictures...

We have moved again... This house does not have as much of what needs to be changed. However, some changes are needed to be done for sure. We started with a fireplace.

We needed to put our tv over the firplace just like we had it in our previous house. Otherwise we just did not know what to do with it. Also, we did not want that tile on floor, as it seemed to be dangerous for a child to fall onto.

I did not take this picture. I did not have time (I never do!). My husband starts his projects unannounced and works fast :)  I had been lucky to find a video of this house on a real estate web-site before it has been removed. This is the only screenshot that I managed to take.

The fireplace was not built in one day, so I managed to take the pictures of the process!

It is working! We tried it only a couple of times. This was the first time. The second time was when we put the tv up. Our tv was bigger than the recessed space for it. That was unlucky. The heat would melt it if we would use the fireplace. However, we are not going to turn it on anyway, as we do not want our child to burn his hand. It is there just to be and look good :)

A tv hanger is nowhere to be found in the stores! We had to order it online.

Yes, my husband did the fireplace himself as he is a licensed gasfitter


Katie Kennedy said...

Wow! Your husband is very talented! That is a beautiful fireplace renovation!!

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you, Katie! I am lucky that way :) He was changing the front yard a couple of days ago... one of our neighbors came to him to chat and told his wife complained she could make him to do anything. So, while he kept working, I stayed in the front yard with the baby, pretending I was making him :))

2justByou said...

Looks much more modern with the remodel. I like the color around the fireplace and tv too. We have a fireplace like yours - just for looks. I'm glad we don't have a real fireplace, because those are scary to me.

aquariann said...

Wow, can we borrow your husband? I want a house with a fireplace someday. Yours looks great.

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you! Borrowing is probably not... He is a Canadian gasfitter :)

Sherry Walker said...

absolutely beautiful.

Natalia Khon said...

Thank you, Sherry!

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