Many homeowners of older properties still have chimney breasts in different rooms. These features can be enhanced to add charm and elegance to a room’s décor or get in the way of furniture and plans, making decorating awkward.
They sound so romantic. You could install an open log fire and relax in bed while watching the flames flicker and hearing the gentle crackle. However, this is a reality for only some homeowners. For most, it’s annoying that an awkward chimney breast is sticking out into the room, meaning we can’t put functional storage units there! There are two solutions to this dilemma. You either use the alcoves created by the chimney and place storage units in them and perhaps drawers in front. Or you can entertain the more exciting idea of a bespoke front frame-only fitted wardrobe! For a range of Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes, contact a site such as Lamco.
With some measuring up and research, you can find a wardrobe to fit your alcove spaces. You can help them to stand out from the recess by choosing mirrored doors, a bright aluminium frame, or frosted glass, for example.
You can find stand-alone units or have them fitted to the wall. Choose a tall boy in front of the chimney breast with maybe an antique mirror above. This will give you an elegant, classy look that stylishly deals with your chimney problem.
If you desire, the other option for disguising a chimney breast is to build a front frame-only design around the chimney which can come in the form of Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes. These consist of horizontal and vertical supports from which doors can be hung. There is no body, so they can effectively be constructed around any odd protrusion, such as a chimney breast.
The supports are fitted to the walls, and the doors are hinged onto them. They can form part of other wardrobes with a body or be used independently. You can build in as much or as little storage as you need inside the front frame-only wardrobe. Internal panels can be constructed to provide a space for shelving or hanging rails.
So, now it’s possible to see that even with a chimney breast sticking out into the room, there are options for incorporating it into your décor or building around it to make good use of the space available.