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Sometimes, Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do…

December 28, 2010

… Especially when it involves a brick fireplace that you’ve never been attracted to.

Platinum Home Staging Westlake Village Fireplace Remodel

Do you have one of these?  A dated reminder in your home of  just how old it may be?  You’ve never been attracted to it, but it was functional and served it’s purpose; yet you never knew how to break it off and move on to something new? 

These Westlake Village Home Owners were in that exact position when they called Platinum Home Staging, Inc.  for “counseling”.  It was rocky, awkward and lop-sided; but it had a good foundation to work with and our Professionals were able to look past the flaws and work them through the process of a beautiful new relationship ~ yes, with their fireplace.

This was just one element of remodeling this Westlake Village home.  These Home Owners wanted to go from Traditional Country to a more Modern and Contemporay feeling.  THIS fireplace is a major focal point of the home and would ultimately set the tone for the feeling of the entire space.

Platinum Home Staging Westlake Village Fireplace RemodelSome of the obstacles: the uneven “steps” of the fireplace hearth and the radius design which would determine the size of stone we could use for the new facade. Instead of demolishing the entire unit, we embraced it and (after a LOT of research, driving and selecting the perfect stone/texture/color) made it a Modern Masterpiece.  The Home Owners wanted a random stacked-stone feeling, but in a slick modern way.  The radius of the fireplace, and the lack of available stack-stone products, led us to select a Golden Ray tile which we then had custom cut to a variety of sizes of our own specifications.  Then, each tile had to be hand selected, layed and sometimes cut again, to get that truly random effect that we wanted.

The hearth was leveled to an even, low-lying, sleek line and a Creme Marfelle slab in a “leather” finish was selected and fabricated to finish it off.  The squared edge keeps the line crisp and the ash guard for the fireplace box was perfect.  This room also received all new flooring, paint, a completely refinished bar and furniture. 

Platinum Home Staging Westlake Village Fireplace Remodel   Platinum Home Staging Westlake Village Fireplace Remodel

We do Home Staging, plus SO much more. If you are located in the Los Angeles or Ventura County areas and would like call the ONLY Home Staging and Interior Design Company in Southern CA that is endorsed by Pottery Barn, then call  Platinum Home Staging, Inc.  805.553.9952

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2010 9:47 am

    I love what you did with this fireplace, Connie. I’m sure your clients are thrilled.


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