Adara Noya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Prefabricated travertine or limestone. For a very traditional look consider a prefabricated fireplace of travertine or limestone. This look requires a mason experienced with framing as well as installation. Heavier pieces may need to be reinforced. $7.000 to $10.000 for prefabricated pieces shipping (which can be high due to weight and crating) and installation.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 20th, 2018
With fireplace season upon us you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style cost and installation are a few of the considerations you’ll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 17th, 2018
The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway. Oftentimes that’s the firebox when it’s unlit. Naturally you want this element and everything that surrounds it to complement the rest of your home. In many older homes where large brick fireplaces prevail this can pose a challenge.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage October 13th, 2017
It saves you time- Without all of those "where is that DVD?" scrambles and constant media sorting you can now finally take the time to find out why your best friend recommended the movie Gandhi to you over 10 years ago.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage October 11th, 2017
Integrate your lighting. Home automation can help replicate that real cinema experience by adding those special touches such as lights that automatically dim when the film begins or LED step lighting that comes on when the film is paused for a bathroom break. Lights and film have always gone hand in hand — a smart host like a smart director should use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for a film.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage October 09th, 2017
Let’s face it — media rooms can quickly become a mess of tangled cords and unsightly technology despite our best intentions. Streamline your space with media storage and accessories to hide electronics and organize necessities.
Adara Noya Media Storage October 07th, 2017
On specialized media cabinets each piece is designed for functionality. A grill below the TV is situated for a five-channel home-theater audio system; this is where the center speaker sits. Using a screen rather than wood allows sound to flow unobstructed.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage October 06th, 2017
Hide your projector. Another way to have the technology of our dreams without compromising on style is by using a motorized projector lift. It’s even possible to activate the lift from an app on your smartphone. A projector can be concealed in the ceiling or in a tabletop. Then whenever you want to watch a film your living room or kitchen can be transformed into your own private cinema.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage October 05th, 2017
To take a less hypermodern approach place a TV in a full bookshelf system (rather than free-floating minimalist shelves) to create a more transitional look. Encasing the TV in custom framing helps it blend even further into the casework so only the essential screen is visible (and not shiny brand names). Keep in mind that a frame will block the remote receiver so you may need a device to reroute the signal from a receiver tucked on a nearby shelf.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman October 03rd, 2017
This sea grass ottoman from Pottery Barn would be a versatile addition to a living room or porch. The nod to nautical sensibilities is a bonus for coastal living.