Home is where the Hearth is – Renovating period fireplaces

By , Mar 23 18

renovated victorian fireplace

renovated victorian fireplace

victorian fireplace before renovation

sitting room after

original fireplace found behind 1930’s replacement

This is how to keep warm in this bitterly cold weather. There is something very reassuring about sitting by an open fire, feeling the glow and listening to the crackling of the logs. This fireplace was hidden behind the 1930’s fireplace seen below.  The owner wanted to renovate it and by removing the fireplace carefully, it revealed what you see. An 18th century style log basket was all that was required to create this welcoming sight. The early Victorian fireplace shown in the 2nd image was tranformed with relative ease and enhanced by the choice of wallpaper. Contrary to what one is led to believe – that all the heat goes up the chimney, is wrong- infact it throws heat into the room making it positively cosy. Add a glass of fine wine and a decent read, what more could one want!


1930's fireplace in Tudor house

1930’s fireplace hiding original before renovation

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