The Sweeny Family’s Favorite Spot Is Their “Fireplace Room,” a Haven From Michigan’s Cold Autumn Winds.
In the fireplace room, Alecia, Rick, Owen and Sidney curl up to read a book, watch TV and do homework.
Alecia and Rick planned to combine the room with another to make a more functional space. In addition to
updating and extending the space, the remodel was a perfect opportunity to add much needed storage to
the 1960’s home.
Alecia did, in her words, “a ton of research,” before choosing CliqStudios for her cabinets. She found
the design service an unexpected and high-value bonus. Working with Sammi Lindemann, she developed the
beautiful design you see pictured to the left.
Previously updated, the brick on the fireplace remains the central feature in the space. Firstly, the
Sweeny’s painted the brick white, then purple. Then, they refaced it in natural stone, complementing the
red oak floor and custom hickory wood countertops. Now, the fireplace, framed by cabinets, creates a
buffet style furniture-look.
Glass door cabinets and custom wood countertops provide display space for Alecia’s artwork and
collectibles. Cabinet door panels serve as a backsplash, beautifully reinforcing the library concept.