Half-height bookcases around a Craftsman fireplace
This is one of our favorite projects, because a small change made a big difference in this room. It started out with a very nice fireplace, but there was no place for books... which was a big deal since the homeowner was a noted author!
We installed two small sets of shelves with tops to match the mantel. The rest was painted to match the trim, and we cut out holes for access to the outlets.
This was a modest investment with a big return.
Every home needs a cozy place to relax in the company of a few favorite authors.