Warm Up To Organization
The crisp chill in the fall air, or the outright cold of winter, can sometimes invade your home to a degree that goes beyond your heating system. In these times, your built-in fireplace adds a little extra warmth to the family room or bedroom.
Not only will it take the chill out of the air, but it also provides a cozy warmth and ambiance to your home. In many cases, the presence of a custom fireplace enhances your home’s overall value and appeal. Why not expand your existing fireplace by adding some custom fireplace cabinetry and shelving to display your library books, mementos and storage for all the things in that room.
Custom Fireplace Cabinet Design Features
Built-in Bookcases With A Fireplace Shelves
A custom fireplace cabinet furnished by Closettec can be very versatile. There are many features, styles, and finishes to consider. Each can be tailored to match the surrounding décor as well as the overall interior appearance of your home
In the case of a master bedroom closet, where the fireplace cabinet is part of a built-in or walk-in closet, the shallow shelves might be an ideal place to keep accessories.
There are many different materials to choose from for the shelves and backboards. Glass shelves or matching wood tend to be very popular options, especially if you will be using the shelves to display items. In a case like this, LED accent lighting might also help augment the shelving displays.In the case of a master bedroom closet, where the fireplace cabinet is part of a built-in or walk-in closet, the shallow shelves might be an ideal place to keep accessories.
There are many different materials to choose from for the shelves and backboards. Glass shelves or matching wood tend to be very popular options, especially if you will be using the shelves to display items. In a case like this, LED accent lighting might also help augment the shelving displays.
The surrounding structural features, the layout of the room, and your vision for the fireplace cabinet might lend itself to shallow shelves.
These spaces can be used to hold a variety of things such as:
Personal or family book collections
Games and gaming accessories
Family photo items
Art or other display items
Each material selection can impact the hardware and finish options. When paired with tasteful accents, your closet, media center, family room or entertainment center can come to life!
Wood is considered by many to be the most versatile building material. Each type of wood has its own grain and appearance. Hardwoods like oak, maple, and ash tend to be popular for their appearance as well as their overall durability. Their characteristics tend to accept stain, varnish, and other enhancements to accent the natural grain.
At the same time, there are some softwoods that can have a place in a custom fireplace cabinet. Some softwoods like pine, don’t always accept stain, yet there are varnishes that can enhance their grain pattern and appearance. Softwoods and composite wood materials might also be a great option if you want to paint the custom fireplace cabinet to match the surrounding room.
Glass shelves and metal can give your fireplace cabinet and the surrounding space a sleek appeal. They also tend to work and play very well with accent lighting. Built-in LED lights can be used to highlight artwork, family keepsakes, and other mementos. They can also be used in concert with overhead lights and other lighting features in the room to give the fireplace cabinet greater visual impact.