Design Solution: Fireplace Renovation

April 12, 2013

Built-In Entertainment CenterA home remodel is a great time to think about your house’s design. Do the rooms work for you? What elements can you change to better suit your lifestyle? Repurposing a room is certainly one option to consider, but sometimes the area just needs to be updated with something like a fireplace renovation.

From Fireplace to Built-In Entertainment Center

In some cases (like our Los Gatos home remodel), removing the fireplace to create more space is a good option. In other instances replacing it is an even better option. Our Saratoga remodeling project is a fantastic example of a fireplace renovation that turned into a built-in entertainment center. This is one design change that made the room a better fit for the homeowners.

Considering Design Changes

Whether you’re interested in a fireplace renovation, built-in entertainment center or something else entirely, there are a few questions to ask yourself when contemplating a design change. Of course, working with a firm like CAGE Design Build will help you weigh your options, but starting to think about them now will make the process even smoother:

  1. What do you use the area for now? How will that change with a new design?
  2. What type of budget do you have available for a home remodel?
  3. What timeline do you have in mind? When do you expect the home remodel to be finished?
  4. What materials do you want to use? Is this a good time to make your home more eco-friendly?
  5. How long do you plan to live in your home? Do you need to plan for potential physical limitations down the road?

Have you started thinking about design changes you want to make during a home remodel? Contact us for a complimentary in-home consultation! Be sure to check out our remodeling portfolio for some inspiration, too.

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