ABC Bricks recently partnered up with The Block and Reno Rumble contestants Ayden and Jess to give them a hand with building their dream home. Ayden and Jess dropped into our Arundel warehouse the other day to pick out the bricks for their feature fireplace and couldn’t be happier with their choice. Here are some of Ayden’s top tips for building a bold fireplace.
Bold is better
The fireplace should be the feature of the room, it should be a place where families can come together and share. Making it the standout feature of the room will help to bring people together in that part of the room as opposed to around the TV.
Create a theme around the fireplace
If you are trying to make the fireplace the feature of the room, you should try and style the rest of the room around it.
Utilise the space
If you have a large area to work with, the fireplace you build should match that.
Keep it tidy
Use an outdoor vacuum cleaner to regularly clean up ash. This will keep your fireplace looking clean and tidy and prevent ash from spreading around the room.
Make it welcoming
If you are making the fireplace the feature of the room, you want to draw people in and make them want to sit around it. Do this by bringing in comfortable couches, cushions and throws.
Ayden and Jess chose Clay Pave’s Fire Brick for their fireplace and it has been amazing to watch how quickly it has gone up. You can follow their journey on their Instagram page @aydenandjess or our own instagram page @abcbricks