Built ins and fireplace – There’s nothing like a fireplace in the living room to make the room warm and cozy. But why stop there when you can add in built ins on either side of your fireplace creating a nice framing affect.
Built ins are not as awful to build as you might think. You don’t have to mess with electrical wires or plumbing, so this project is already less of a nightmare than most.
There are a number of websites that can assist you in planning and designing your built ins. If you need more one-on-one help, think of searching YouTube for do-it-yourself videos so you can follow along as you build.
And you can make it as elaborate as you want. If this is your first attempt at building anything, you may want to start out simple and use existing bookcases that you can add cabinets to. If you are a skilled carpenter and are looking for a bit of a challenge, then think about replicating the design that is in this photo.
Whichever you choose to do, you can’t go wrong. Adding built ins is a great way to complete a look and add architecture to an otherwise bare room.