"You probably won't like what I am going to say, but Giulia and I were talking
yesterday after we left your house and both felt that a fireplace with an
insert would make your living room too hot. We thought that a good solution
would be to open up the wall, say with an arch, to increase space, making
two rooms into one," said Roberto rather reluctantly .
James countered," these walls are two feet thick, do you know how much that would cost?"
"Well yes, that is why I hesitated to mention it," replied Roberto.
James had one of those three am. moments when he realized that an arch
was a problem solver........albeit an expensive one!
As you can see, it was now or never......and the now is an arch creating
one nicely proportioned room.....with a fireplace and insert.
The fireplace is just now being built.
It will have an insert that will provided added heat to the house in
colder months along with some romance!