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Taps Toronto – Custom Showroom Fireplace

Anyone who’s ever considered designing, renovating, or upgrading a kitchen, washroom or powder room – and lives in the Toronto (Ontario) area – has surely visited Taps on Lawrence Avenue West for their design decisions and purchases. This stunning two-sided feature wall in their main showroom and window adds a high-end warmth and sophistication, making it easier for designers and homeowners to visualize transforming their own unique spaces. Rick worked with the owners to design and erect this cultured stone showstopper. Take a look at the following photos, and prepare to be inspired! Better yet, head to Taps to have your own in person ‘look and feel’ of the wall – I’ll be happy to help you customize a similar look in your home!

Taps, Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON

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Our own project – Built in flat screen tv and cultured stone fireplace

We love our home, especially the main floor – but, we found that we weren’t spending as much time as we liked in our living room. The reason? Our television and fireplace were in the family room on the lower level (basement). We decided that we wanted to bring our tv and fireplace upstairs, and chose to transform an interior wall in our living room. No tearing down of walls! No costly chimney’s required! No venting! No damage or changes needed to our existing hardwood floors! Read on to find out how we did it…and how you can add luxury to any wall or room in your home too!

What you will notice from this picture is that we decided to add the feature wall to an interior wall in our house. This is possible because the fireplace we chose is an electric model – complete with 3 heat settings, 3 flame settings, a fan to throw the heat into the room, and (always a bonus) remote control! This unit simply plugs into a regular outlet. Plug in. Instant ambiance! The new technology out there makes it hard to distinguish between a gas fireplace and an electric fireplace.

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Feature Fireplace in Our Homes Magazine

These are some images from a fireplace that I did which was featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Our Homes magazine. To see a full online version of the issue click here (starts on page 37).

This fireplace is approximately 18 feet high and 8 feet wide. It provides a nice focal point for the great room, and is visible from the entry point and the kitchen. The homeowner also decided on a small cultured-stone wall which provided a nice transition between rooms.

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Custom fireplace with “Country Ledge Stone”

This fireplace was perfect to add some warmth to a large, bright room. The Country Ledge stone blends traditional colours with a few modern toned pieces. This colour palate is perfect for any decor. The wooden mantle was also custom made. Cultured stone fireplaces always allow for easy TV mounting. A gas or electric fireplace will be a welcome addition to any Canadian living room, and they are easy to install.