A young couple in search of a more chill space for entertaining and relaxing take Josh Temple up on his offer to transform their living and dining room into a connected, welcoming gathering spot for friends and family. In the process, their oversized wall housing a standard fireplace gets a sleeker frame without sacrificing warmth. The new burner offers views from the front yard through to the back and includes a floor-to- ceiling leather tile face, inset TV, and a beefy hearth hugging the structure. The spacious new layout embraces people hubs like the bar cabinet with wraparound storage shelves, mirrored backsplash and wine fridge, a rustic dining table topped with patina'd metal framed in mix-and-match chairs, and accordion doors that beckon party-goers into the backyard. Add in custom multi-leveled bookshelves anchored by a sumptuous hardwood floor, and this Pacific Northwest space is set to heat up a lifetime of celebrations.