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