Wheelers Hill ProjectContemporary Living Room, Melbourne

Photo of a mid-sized contemporary formal open concept living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a wall-mounted tv and a ribbon fireplace. —  Houzz
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lyn1319 wrote:15 Aug. 2015
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    Apologises for the late reply, the ceiling height is 2700mm

    Thanks DL

  • lyn1319

    Thank you

nickalexander wrote:13 Jun. 2015
ramonamenezes wrote:22 Apr. 2015
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    Hi ramonamenezes,
    The shelf is a piece of hardwood custom designed & stained to suit the fireplace. It is not difficult to replicate this in terms of look but you would need to ensure the bracketing for the shelving & the wall it is being affixed to are able to sustain the weight of the shelf & items that will be placed onto it

    Thanks DL
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    Can you tell what brackets were used for the hardwood shelf above the fireplace?
catherinemulligan wrote:23 Jun. 2015
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    Hi catherinemulligan,

    The height to the shelf is 1200mm & the TV sits a little above that, there are no issues in this particular design with the sitting on top of it as it is always a critical factor in any fireplace design to ensure that any surrounding items are safely factored. It is a great question & very important design consideration not to be missed

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Tilly wrote:21 May 2015
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    Hi ,

    The ceiling is Dulux Professional Tintable Ceiling ceiling white, the walls are Dulux Professional Interior Low Sheen Acrylic Colour: Antique White USA PN1D1

    Thanks DL

rach075 wrote:25 Feb. 2015
Tania Chan wrote:14 Dec. 2014
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    Hi Tania chan,
    The windows are timber framed, only the top windows operable & the opening is as per an awning window.
    Thanks DL
zacmidalia wrote:14 Dec. 2014

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Julia Fairley added this to Light My Fire: What to Know if You Fancy a Fireplace26 Jun 2017

“A wood fireplace will generally heat a much larger area than a gas fireplace,” Frankland says. The wall-mounted cassette model above is one example of how an enclosed wood-burner can warm a vast open-plan space. Extra points are awarded for the stylish custom-designed wood storage boxes that flank the fireplace.

Vanessa Walker added this to Burning Question: How Can I Heat My Home for Less?21 Jun 2017

Tristan Smith, managing director at Big Ass Solutions Australia, manufacturers of Haiku fans1. Give heaters a boost with ceiling fansMany people think fans are only useful for cooling, but they can also be a very effective way to distribute heat in winter, Smith says: “Fans act as a stirring stick, mixing air of different temperatures until a comfortable, uniform temperature is achieved. They can eliminate uncomfortable cold spots that form near windows and doors, or in rooms with fewer vents. They can also noticeably reduce heating bills, especially in homes with vaulted ceilings.”

Stacey Gillies Interiors added this to 7 Easy Ways to Make More of Your Mantelpiece2 Apr 2017

For those fireplaces that actually work (as opposed to being purely decorative), precautions may need to be taken. If you are going to position your TV above the mantel, there needs to be a mitigating design feature such as a protruding mantel to divert the heat away from the TV, or you could look at recessing the television into the wall. Be aware that you can void your TV warranty by placing it above the fireplace.Your sayWhat’s on your mantelpiece? Share a photo or tell us about it in the Comments below.MoreBrowse more living area photos

Rebecca Gross added this to Cool Down This Summer With a Ceiling Fan28 Aug 2016

How a Ceiling Fan CoolsCeiling fans don’t actually lower temperatures – or, at least, room temperatures. Rather, they move air around the room to create a breeze that, by accelerating perspiration evaporation, cools body temperatures.Thus, ceiling fans are an extremely effective and cost-efficient way of cooling you down at home. They use about as much power as a 60-watt lightbulb – and even less – making them an affordable alternative to air conditioning.

Janet Dunn added this to How to Hibernate: Hot Tips for a Warm-as-Toast Winter30 Mar 2015

Be heat smartParadoxically, despite increasing awareness of energy wastage, as a nation we love to live in roomy homes that are hungry for heating. Power costs are climbing alarmingly and are significant items in home budgets. To offset this, many homeowners are specifying energy-efficient features in new builds and renovations. Discuss your heating needs with someone who doesn’t have a vested interest in selling equipment or sending you power bills. Many local councils have free advisory services to assist with managing power consumption.TOP TIP: One of the best tips I’ve heard is to use reverse mode on ceiling fans in conjunction with other heating. It drives warm air downwards and keeps it circulating.Read some more thrifty tips on warming your house this winter

Liz Durnan added this to 13 Tricks to Stay Warm for Less This Winter23 Mar 2015

10. Add a ceiling fanCeiling fans aren’t just for summer; they have an important role to keep you warm in winter too. Because hot air rises, warm air collects towards the ceiling and many fans come with a reverse winter setting that moves this air downward. This is especially useful when trying to heat areas with high ceilings where lots of hot air will be trapped. According to Beacon Lighting, using fans on the reverse setting can save up to 10 per cent on heating bills.See more on ceiling fans

Liz Durnan added this to Stay Cool in Style: How to Choose a Ceiling Fan27 Oct 2014

4. What about in winter?Because hot air rises, in winter warm air collects towards the ceiling and many fans come with a reverse setting that moves this air downward. This is especially useful for high ceilings where lots of hot air will be trapped, and for those using heaters in cooler climates. According to Beacon Lighting, using fans on the reverse setting can save up to 10 per cent on heating bills.Morris says that some research has shown you don’t even need to use the reverse setting – that the same effect can be achieved by using the fan on the lowest setting, which also saves having to get up to the motor to change the fan setting.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Evan Coulson added this to Evan's ideas11 Nov 2019

Front room. One edge couch, plus two small moveable couches. The couch is minimalistic so it seems less stuffy

linadibella added this to Living Room28 Oct 2019

Great fire place with built in cabinetry

Margaret Flanagan added this to My ideas27 Oct 2019

Heat shelf for over fire and under tv

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