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This Fireplace Turned A Boring Wall Into The Best Part Of Our House

Fireplaces are often thought of as a luxury item. They’re not in every household and are rarely found in flats/ houses. Just because they’re hard to find, though, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your very own fireplace. I’ll show you how we created our own luxury living arrangement.

Our living room needed something different, something to make it feel special as its our first home.  There was a large, undecorated area that was seemingly made for a fireplace. We knew there’d be a lot of work involved and thankfully, my other half agreed with my very tight timeline! We did everything from ripping down wallpaper, removing plaster, re-skimming walls and replacing some wooden flooring.

Here’s the start of the project – a regular looking electric fireplace

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The first step was to strip off the wallpaper and knock out the old structure

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The next step was to recess our fireplace and create a small box in the wall – this would house all those unsightly cables from the TV. We also keep our amazon firebox and wifi box in here (I’m a neat freak and hate seeing loose cables around!)

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Next it was time to render the wall and secure the fireplace

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Everything started coming together when they added the beautiful oyster natural stone tiles  to the wall

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Now that the fireplace was finished, there was still one thing left to do to really finish the room – wall mount the TV, put the fireplace on and put our feet up with a nice cup of tea

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While it’s not a wood-burning fireplace, I think I might actually prefer this! No messy wood to haul in during the winter and all you have to do is push a button to make it start. What a great place to gather the whole family! Who wants to come over? :-p