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Photos: See this sensational room dividing media wall transformation

Photos: See this sensational room dividing media wall transformation

East London couple Emma and Reece are currently renovating their home and documenting their progress via their @our_e17_home_reno Instagram account.

Their attention recently turned to their lounge and converting a cookie-cutter IKEA-heavy living room into a snug space for their young family. At the heart of the new space would be a media wall featuring the Ezee Glow 60″ Celestial Built-In Electric Fire.

The project is now complete, so let’s take a look at how Emma and Reece’s transformation shaped up.

Before the transformation

The before pictures are familiar to all of us. Laminate flooring, white shelving, white window blinds, flatpack furniture — most of us will have had a room similar to this at some point.

It’s functional, but it lacks warmth and (given how familiar it is) it’s also a bit tired. Emma and Reece obviously shared some of those opinions and decided to make a change. Let’s see how they got on…

A media wall room divider

The next stop was to start clearing the space and ripping up the old flooring to make way for the renovation.

With an extension built at the rear of the property, Emma and Reece opted to divide an open-plan living space into two rooms. One room is the snug we’re looking at here; the other is a playroom for their son.

And the divider? That’s the media wall itself.

The stud wall built to create two rooms was given extra depth to form a media wall. So, as well as performing the function of splitting the space, it also provides housing for a media wall electric fire, a TV, and plenty of storage space in the form of recessed shelving and cupboards.

Installing the media wall fire

With the media wall frame built, it was time for the structure to be clad and plastered. Before that could happen, the Ezee Glow 60″ Celestial Built-In Electric Fire needed to be placed in situ within the frame.

As you can see, the media wall was really starting to shape up at this stage. It’s interesting to note the various media wall materials in use. You can see that plasterboard was used as cladding in some places, such as the recesses for the TV and console space, whereas MDF cladding is used for the cupboards and shelving.

All of the surfaces were then treated to a lick of Dulux’s Ink Well paint, which brought everything together as a cohesive feature wall. The decorative logs and crystals were added to the Ezee Glow Celestial fuel bed.

All that was left to do was install the TV within the recess and add some finishing touches to the shelving. A new carpet softens the room and makes for extra cosiness in this fabulous snug.

Create the look in your home

Do you want to build a media wall in your home? If so, you might want to download our free guide How To Create The Perfect Media Wall, or feel free to browse our selection of electric fires.

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