Fireplace and built-in Cabinetry
Transitional look. Square shelving with a simple insets on the cabinets and crown moulding at top.
No mantle. Stone to set fireplace apart. Fireplace framed with flat trim.
Modern Fireplace Job 1 - $10,300
Marble countertops and a valance over each shelving area = more traditional look.
Overmantle, mantle and surround work together to frame both fireplace and TV.
Dark wood combined with wall color and light-colored accessories to brighten the room. Flat trim gives arts and crafts look.
Concrete mantle. Unique.
Use of color and overmantle to highlight fireplace.
Addition of overmantle adds depth to the fireplace. Built-ins here are truly built in - they recess into the wall.
Use of color to add depth. Shelving appears to be freestanding because it does not butt up directly against fireplace surround. Glass doors on base cabinets.
Lighted, narrow shelves flank the fireplace to provide illusion of depth.
Baroque silhouette created by the mantle.
Overmantle is higher than surrounding cabinetry and frames the TV.
Lighted shelves, no mantle. fireplace surround in putty color.
Note the effect of heavy crown moulding and valances.
Heavy crown moulding, no valances.
One valance per cabinet = slightly more contemporary feel.
Inset for tv above mantle.
Note how the TV looks as if it's resting on the mantle.
Narrow shelves combined with closed cabinetry.
Bookcase lighting is key.
Here, the fireplace is receded from the surrounding bookshelves. Crown moulding ties the fireplace and built-ins together. Notice how the built-ins a) don't match and b) don't go all the way to the wall on the right. This is a smart move. That extra foot provides some flexibility in arranging furnishings.
An example of closed cabinetry.
Built-in does not have to be symmetrical.
Cabinetry at different levels
Floating shelves, arts and crafts feel.
Less shelving, more fireplace.