Purpose Built Chimney Breast and Alcoves

Alcove shelving and cabinets on either side of chimney breast with artificial fire

Alcoves For Storage and Decoration

Built in alcove shelving and units on either side of a fireplace are popular for organizing living areas. The addition of the shelving and units can be both decorative and used for storage.

Constructing a Chimney Breast

In this project, the room did not have a fireplace to begin with. The original was completely level and bare.

alcoves in construction

Constructing A Chimney Breast

The chimney breast with integrated gas fire was constructed using a timber frame and plaster to finish. Next, the shelving and cabinets were made and fitted into the alcoves. The final touch was to add lights.

The Result

The result was that a plain wall was transformed into an attractive, functional space and ready to fill with books, photos, ornaments or any other special items.

Alcove-shelving-and-cabinets with lights