Julie, traditional meets modern, Stovax Sheraton 5
October 22, 2020
Tell us a bit more about your project
When we bought our home it had no real character or original features. We really needed lots of vision to see any potential, as literally everything inside the house was the opposite to our taste. In its favour it had a good size, great layout, plus amazing views – all of which really appealed to us. We have renovated the whole house and garden in the last three years, with just one bathroom left to renovate.
What stove have you had installed?
Where did you get the fire installed in your home?
The stove has been installed in the family room – which incorporates a living and dining area, also our kitchen comes off this space too- it’s all open plan.
What drew you to a Stovax product?
We loved the stunning mix of traditional and contemporary features on the Sheraton wood burning stove. The elegant shape and the legs – no other products offered all of these features. We installed a marble mantel and herringbone brick tiles, so this stove had to be the one to match into this look. It ties it all together beautifully.
What was the greatest challenge when undergoing this renovation?
The time it takes to make decisions, source items, research ideas, getting quotes and of course complete the work itself. We work full time and juggling that has been a challenge – lots of late nights even though we haven’t physically completed the work ourselves. Having the house unfinished with all the trades people in and out, takes its toll after a while, I’m sure many renovators would agree with this!
Why is it important to you to have a fireplace?
It’s the centrepiece of a room – the real focal point. It was one of the few things I felt very sure we needed to achieve within the space. It feels cosy and also serves the purpose of heating a space which is over 10m wide, during the colder evenings and winter months. With the room being open plan, it really makes it feel more snug and homely.
Any tips for other people renovating?
Stick to your own gut instincts on what you like and what could work, but also consider taking inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram and Interior Magazines. Ideas you may not have initially thought of could expand your own vision. These have been really useful tools for me, with so many helpful and friendly people to take inspiration from.
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