|Good Ideas Gallery:Following are pictures of installations to inspire you. We can handle
the entire installation for you from design to finish, including
providing the unit, all the materials, the construction, the facing, the
hearth, you name it. You will not need to hire separate contractors for
each phase, or run around to different stores in different towns and
arrange for coordinating deliveries or anything else. We do all the
work, you enjoy your home's fresh new look. If none of these pictures capture what you want, no worries, we can do almost anything!
the gas fireplaces at "Wentworth By The Sea" in New Castle. They
converted from wood to gas for easier maintenance in their lobby and
dining room. It was such an honor to be able to work at such a historic
and beautiful grand hotel. They truly don't make them like this anymore!
Below is an "almost"
before and after set. The wooden mantel, brick hearth and wood insert
had already been removed from the fireplace when the guys remembered to
take a "before" picture. The wooden mantel was the same color as the
floor, the black wood insert sat on the hearth protruding into the room. The
customer was very unhappy with the dark and "heavy" appearance this gave
the room. She is a widow in her 70s and wanted something that looked
nicer, was easy to use (no hauling wood, adjusting dampers, smoke back
in the room etc), provided ambiance when she had friends or family over,
and heat when the power goes out. The after photo clearly shows that all
of this was achieved, she was even able to reuse her old mantel,
painting it and the trim green to frame the new fireplace.
The gas fireplace to the right was installed onto a completely blank
wall. The owners were going to buy an electric fireplace
because they thought that was the only option if there was no original
chimney to start with.
Their main concern was appearances, adding visual (and actual) warmth
to their room. They wanted very clean simple lines, no stone or brick.
Recently they had guests who were very surprised when shown the "new"
fireplace because they thought it had always been there it blended in so
So you see we can create the look you want, even starting from
The set of pictures
below is the before, during and after of a major renovation in the living room
of a home that is over 200 years old. A plain wall with 2 large windows
that overlooked an enclosed porch was replaced with a built in media
center, flat screen TV and, most importantly, a pellet stove that is the
home's primary heat source. All wires are hidden behind false beams.
Next is a double sided gas fireplace used as a room divider. This was
an empty space between an inside and outside wall that is now both
decorative and functional. A bookcase was added and conceals the venting. The homeowner was going
to do the finish painting. Again another example of creating something
New fireplaces with new stone facing for a very traditional New