Deciding to renovate your living room is a big step but it also offers you a really positive opportunity to change your home for the better. There are only so many times that you can make superficial changes before it becomes apparent that you are in need of more comprehensive home improvements.
It is fairly common to begin a renovation project in the living room by addressing matters to do with the walls and the floors. When renovated these parts of the room contribute a great deal to a more modern aesthetic that fits in with your modern lifestyle. New floors and walls are both practical and attractive.
Your renovation has to be in line with what you expect from the room after completion. Warmth and comfort are perhaps the most important themes in the living room – even more so than any other room in the house. You’ll spend a lot of time relaxing in the lounge so focus on warmth in your revamp.
This is why homemakers often take the opportunity to change their fireplace when they renovate their living rooms. The fireplace is always likely to be a main feature in the living room so it will play a large part in the aesthetic effect of your revamp.
A new stone fireplace is a sensational idea if you are getting rid of your old one. Stone fireplaces are a very popular choice and they never seem to show any sign of going out of fashion. This is because there is something timelessly appealing about stone that has been expertly crafted and fireplaces that dominate the room with their style.
You can build the rest of your renovation around the fireplace if you want to – finding window coverings, floor coverings, furniture, wall art and ornaments that complement the new addition and bring the best out of it. When the renovation is complete you won’t be disappointed with the result.