You’re strolling through your home, admiring all the hard work you’ve put into it.  Perhaps you’ve just finished a major renovation or have put away the last of your painting supplies from a small project.  Almost your entire home looks lovely and feels like it truly reflects you. Almost. Because there’s still that sad, tired fireplace that screams 1993.  You know the one. There’s brass.  And red brick.  And it’s just plain ugly.

Believe it or not, it’s easier to bring your fireplace into this decade (or century) than you might think.  What you need to consider – and then plan on! – is designing and installing custom built-ins from Allen’s Built-In Cabinetry.

Custom cabinets that surround a fireplace can either be open, closed or a combination of both.  The advantage to open cabinets is that you will have a place to display photos, books, or collectibles that might not have otherwise been put out.  A recent trend with fireplace built-ins is to include open upper cabinets and closed lower ones, giving you the option to display the things you want seen and put away the things you don’t.

Colour options are virtually endless when it comes to custom built-in cabinets. Standard white is a more timeless look, whereas shades of grey are a bit more on-trend. For a more traditional look, choose a medium to dark stain for the wood.  But if you’re looking for something more modern, consider painting the back of your white open shelving with a pop of colour such as blue, red or even emerald green.

Giving your fireplace a much-needed facelift has never been easier. No matter the height, width or depth of your fireplace, the team at Allen’s Built-In Cabinetry will work with you to create something that fits perfectly with your home and your style.