We’re in the middle of building an extension to the dewaniya, and one of the guys suggested we build a Fireplace in there. We all agreed to the idea and we liked the effect it’d add to the interiors. Finding a place that builds (reasonably priced) Fireplaces and chimneys was a nightmare. We’re on a budget, if you aren’t on one you’d breeze through the process, but we do have a budget and we’re trying to stick to it. We combed Shuwaikh and asked everybody.. We were out of luck, we didn’t find a single place that does them, and every builder we called was out of the country.

We learned later from a friend that they did a couple of Fireplaces in their Abdali farm and He recommended Bu Hassan the chimney specialist. We’re now in the process of building the thing, we’ve chosen the colors and the rocks that’ll go into making it. So far this guy seems to know what he’s doing, especially when it comes to the tricky ventilation part. Apparently getting the smoke of the chimney top without smoking back the fumes into the room is a tricky matter, and not everyone is qualified enough to prevent that from happening.

I’ll keep you posted about this guy’s work, and will post the final pictures when he’s done incase someone else is thinking about building a chimney.


This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 8:06 am

73 Responses to “Building a Fireplace in Kuwait”

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  2. Azteca says:

    Do you have his contact? I am looking to build a fireplace as well.

  3. fouz says:

    baitna nizalna gabl 8 years o e7na ba3ad 7a6een fee a fireplace bs WALA MARRA sta’3damna! wala marra!

  4. poker says:


    well well well….what have i noticed recently
    is it just me or are ur readers/commenters decreasing by the minute!

    if u check back in 2008/2009 u had an average of 30 comments for interesting posts and 10 for boring ones…but today having 10 comments per post is the best u can get to.

    what a shame..HAHAHA
    i think its a sign that u guyz should stop blogging and leave the blogosphere for the other talented ppl to entertain us

  5. jazi says:

    Yousef can u update the post with his contact info i am interesting in adding a fireplace to our house.

    oh and i LUV the picture…nice shot mashalla;)

  6. 7antoosh says:

    allah khooosh shay
    yallaaa meta etkhalee9 basawi chay feeha πŸ˜›

  7. Bu m7amad says:

    Dear Mr. Poker

    Awal shy 7bait aslim 3lick o 7yak alah in this blog.

    poker says: 1) “i think its a sign that u guyz should stop blogging and leave the blogosphere”

    *** you’re not paying anything to access blogs! And everyone is welcome to the Blogosphere ***

    poker says: 2) “if u check back in 2008/2009 u had an average of 30 comments for interesting posts and 10 for boring ones…but today having 10 comments per post is the best u can get to.”

    *** waaaaaaaaaaw from 2008/2009… mmmmmm LAISH LAIN AL7IN GA3ID ITDISH 3AYAL?????? ***


    it’s never about quantity its about quality, & “mashalah 3lahoum” the quality of their posts is always on TOP.

    Good Job Guys & Keep It up ..

  8. Q8Jockey says:

    ana wala mara ketabt bel eblog o bas bagol tara ana o rabe3e bel daawam o rabe3e bedewaneya kelena endesh hal blog o etha saar shay ebhaal eblog bansawy mothahara !! 7egraw al3athal malkom shgel fe alnas ely maye7bon eshofon a7ad naage7 …

  9. Dina says:

    Agool mr/mrs poker akrmeena eb skotich mn fa’6lich o e7taf’6ay eb n9ay7ich 7g nafsich! Atwa8a3 entay kitabay ismich a typo its supposed to be JOKER mo poker!!

    Admin…malkum she’3l eb 5arabee6ha. We all know ena the bigger and more successful u get, the more ur haters r! And THIS IS A SIGN THAT U GUYZ HAVE BLOGGING RUNNING IN UR VEINS AND U DO IT VERY WELL

  10. Poker says:

    Bo m7ammed and dina…u know that everything im saying is right
    i guess honesty can be very brutal:(

  11. Rakan says:

    Poker mb 6alab rayich!! Mo 3ajbich il blog e la tft7eena ma7ad ‘3a9bich!

    Walla el3a’6eem…nas tafha ma 3ndaha salfa mn 9ba7 allah 5air

  12. Sonya says:

    Poker agool bs ebchay 3ala 3aad!
    Sh-hal theqa ezaida ilee entay feeha!! Madre 3ad meno entay..perez hilton eb kobra!! Chenee ashofich etha fta7tay blog ma7ad ra7 y6l fee! Entay 3balih managing a blog shay sahal!! Well its not! At all! But youse and mishari are doing an terrific job in there blog and everyone is entertained when theu check their posts!
    Msg to mishari and yousef: ilmathal ygool “ilee ma y’3ar obo 7mar” malkum sh’3l bl 3ithaal! 6anish t3ish

  13. Sonya says:

    Opps i meant (enchabay yalla 3aad) typo

  14. fawaz says:

    poker; she’s funny πŸ˜€
    chan zain izoodon hal ashkaal 3indina “SomeContrast” isawoon 7araka w shwai taqyyer jaw … bidaal laa yousef w mishary iroodon 3al comments i7na inrid :p
    Yousef: ithaa fi minhom wayid, bring one to the shalaih plz πŸ™‚

  15. Ali says:

    Poker : le hal daraja emrakz bl coments plus el muwa`6e3
    hathei akbar shahada etdil enk wayd fa`6y w ma3ndk shy etsaweh eb denytik .
    please comecontrast admins sheloh tara narfaznaa

  16. Poker says:

    Awalan…ana she mo he!!

    O ba3dain kl ilee glta 9j ana ma ybt wrong facts!
    Wai ya mlgkum..
    O 3ala sheno b’3ar ya sonya…mn zeeen ilblog!!

    O akbar proof ena mako ppl suporting u against me!! In other words “mako faz3a lkum”

  17. Mish3al says:

    Poker, next time we will do mothahara infrontvof ur home 3ashan etshofeen el faz3a! Maskerrna πŸ™‚

  18. Fawzi says:

    Poker lool
    entii mutnaq`6a ! how come et-themen el blog wnti etab3ena mn awal ma enwelad !
    o still kel 1 min etsawen refresh πŸ˜›

  19. Lady-Lady says:

    walah Poker ely yegra kalamech eygool enech men akbar elmo3jaben bel blog, emtab3eta men awal ma beda,we et3arfen cham wa7ed rad 3al mowathe3, we mo bas chethey emfarga bain elmowathe3 el intresting wel boring!!
    weshfeech etekalemain chena a7ad gha9bech etab3ena? tara jad mo lazem etha entay wayed met2azma lee hadaraja wa9alteha ena 9okooh!
    we 7e6ay ebalech ako wayed silent readers, ana mathalan nader ma ared

  20. jazi says:

    poker…..jealous much

    rja2n 5alai n9ay7ich 7g nafsich

    o ba3dain a97ab il blog o ilregular commentors mostwahum o a5lqhum akbar mn ena ynazlon mostwahum lich!

    il5asheema o ilkarama l ahal ilblog wala chan 3raft shlon arid 3alaich!

  21. Bu m7amad says:

    poker … alah yahadach inshlah … matshofein shar

  22. poker says:

    bu m7amad: ilshar ma iyieek….o allah ydeek enta ba3ad [EDITED watch your language, poker]

    jazi: la tokfain riday..5awaftenee 3anyee weya wayhich!

  23. ANM says:

    Take look around Poker ,too many blogs are created without the intent to say anything meaningful,that what distracted people,this is the Problem NOT the blog marterial.

  24. poker says:

    3eshtaw 9ar ilwa’93 editing my comments ba3ad!!
    ana ma glt shay ‘3ala6 laish tz3loon mn ilwaqe3!

  25. DaNDoNa says:

    poker, Just a small hint: you’re increasing the traffic on somecontrast.com by refreshing their website and replying to the comments πŸ™‚ Keep going Mishary & Yousef both of you you have to thankpoker for that job! πŸ˜›

  26. Poker says:

    Again mako supporters!! Ya3ne ana ma ashoof ela ilbanat il7abarbash ilee ga3den yrdoon o hathool awal mara ashofum bl blog

  27. Mish3al says:

    Poker, Sij sij sij 6ala3tay emtab3aa el blog 3adel!! ely 7eta asamey el commenters 7afthat’hom! et3arfeen mino ely yakteb o mino la’a! kel hatha o tegoleen somecontrast.com fashel?

    P.S. Check Lady-Lady comment tara wayeed nas silent readers o mayakteboon comments o ana wa7ed minhom o elyoom awal mara akteb bas 3ashan ared 3alaich fa plz 7e6aay esmey bel lista ely 3endech eny ana commenter eb somecontarst blog πŸ˜›

  28. TaLaL says:

    ya jema3a t7amdo rabkom .. al ‘3eera mehskla ..

    poker mala da3i hal esloob alsoqi plz ..

    a9lan galha Fawaz enti metnqa’9a πŸ˜€

  29. Poker says:

    Ya 7baybee ana i did my homework gabl la agool kalamee!! Kalamee solid facts 3ashan chithee im right!! Ana a3aref shagool ma achathib…

    O pleezzzzz 3ala sheno b’3aar wayid m9dgeen ro7kum entaw

  30. Jazi says:

    E7na “7barbash” !!!!!!
    Thamnay kalamich law sama7tay

    Hal ashkal na ynfa3 m3ha ela il autospam

  31. Mohamed says:

    yousif and mishary i’m following SOME contrast from a long time .. bs abe agol ena you guys are the classiest people to handle negative comments .. you showed us again and again that you are capable of remaining cool even when people yete3adon 7odod.hom .. bravo 3alekom guys o 3ala akhlagkom

  32. Ali says:

    Poker : stop commenting ehni 5alaa9 w latdshen el blog

  33. Bu m7amad says:

    And here you got you 33 comment POKER congratulation

  34. Bu m7amad says:

    * your

  35. Hamad says:

    yousef, cant u keep this ugly duck away?


  36. poker says:

    edited by admin:

    Poker, you are too funny. You think I’d let you insult my brother on my own blog..

  37. Hamad says:

    insult meehh ??

    i think the “ugly duck” did some damages… tough childhood? got abused? or ur parents didnt like u becuz of ur ugly little duck face?

  38. Bu m7amad says:

    glat adb ma nabi ib this blog … ma tabin el bab yosa3 jamal ……

    law sama7tay ya ta7tarman 7alich o tag3dein mithil el awadim ow …. u know where u should GO

  39. Hamad says:

    bu m7amad ent qasdik bel jamal 3an bader sa7? plz latyeeb 6ary e3yal lawadim ;r lol

  40. Jazi says:

    AUTO SPAM 7g poker!!!

    I7na 7abarbash!!! 3ma b3ainich

  41. Bu m7amad says:

    Mr. Hamad … hehehe Exactly

  42. m7 says:

    Supporting Poker πŸ˜›

  43. m7 says:

    hahaha joking ! ksarat 5a6ry t3awy bro7ha πŸ˜›

  44. Bo9ale7 says:

    Yousef et3ref alza3aneef malooty esh6oolhom , tabehom eyabebon ? tara 7ather πŸ˜›

  45. poker says:

    haw bo 9ale7 sh-hal halaga ilee enta feha!

  46. Bo9ale7 says:

    looool laa ana mahalagt still ana ga3ed agola eyabobon . lama agolech e9aqre6oon hathey al other level of halaga bas im still saving it with time πŸ™‚ ana tawne embalesh khafef khafeef weyach khanshof where will this end … kelesh 3ad wala yousef

  47. poker says:

    haha walla ‘9akaktne wana ma feeneee ‘6a7ka!

    o ba3dain ana ma wjaht kalme 7g yousef and glt ilblog kela y3ne ma sbait yousef!

    o entaw tara wayid emkabreen esalfa..3adee ana ga3da a3abr 3n wijhat n’6ree ma feha shay!

    jazi: ee entaw 7barbash o entay awalhum ba3ad! mo 3jbich 6gay rasich b6ofa!

  48. Bo9ale7 says:

    La 3ainy wejhat nathareech jablay almanthara o ge3day wajheeha ehnak lama etloo3 chabdeech. etha al blog mo3ajbeech roo7ay dawrelech qeera . o etha mo3ajbech alblog ya3ne mo 3ajbech yousef o mishari wela yadty ele ga3da takteb, o 3aleeech bel 3afya the7kaay lama tenba6 marartech πŸ˜‰

  49. Bo9ale7 says:

    s7ela … i mean poker entay mestaw3eeba ena entay right now 9ayra masra7eya for the whole blog ? o yousef o mishary yegdoron eshelon your comments men zeman bas entay emwansatna bel weekend πŸ˜‰ fa please dont stop it o ana allah yeshad ene mestanes weyach πŸ˜‰

  50. Poker says:

    Ana s7aila ya bo 9ale7 yal bamya!!

    O shgalolik 3anee joker 3alashan awaniskum bdwaniyatkum!
    Walla inkum shabab fa’6een o malee8een o ma 3indkum hadaf bl 7yat!! Ma y3jbkum ilwa8i3!!

    Ma awa9eekum yousef/mishari bser3a edit mi comment 3ashan ur friends!!!

  51. Bo9ale7 says:

    LOOOOOOOL hahahah how old are you ?? YAL BAMBYA ? are you kidding me ? heheh wala tha7akteny, o Al joker etha7eek ? hmm qa9deech clown or 3aragooz ? i think yes clown is the perfect word πŸ˜‰ bel week end alwa7ed sheno yaby akthar men ena yeth7ak.. e7na al7ein mestamte3een bewojodeech al9ara7a πŸ˜‰

  52. Poker says:

    Agool bo9ale7 estree7 mn f’6lk wala roo7 jabl ilsimach wil ‘3oo9 a7sanlik l2na ilsimach ohma ilwa7edeen ile ygdron ysta7mlon thgaalat damik!
    Ana ma ashof shay y’6a7ik!!! 9j enkum tafheem!! Etha ana yahel enta o shilat rab3ik a’3oo dada new borns bs y9ar5oon o ma mnhum faiyda!

    Slaima 9katkum entaw o blogkum!

  53. Bo9ale7 says:

    Hahahahahahah 3ala alaqal alsemach maygoly yal bamya !!! al9ara7a you made my day weya ga6etech ele too7y 3ala kober 3aglech o seneeech …. o etha e7na taftheen o maleqen o blog yousef o mishari sakheeef o entay wayed khef 6ena o khosh bent (QQ) shemga3deeech lama al7eein 9ej le galaw Hypocrite… 6ab3an adrey enech lawtmoten matefhemen hal kelma bas yala google it πŸ˜›

  54. Poker says:

    Hahaha ya7lailik!!

    Shgalolik darsa eb 7koma ma a3arif sheno ya3ne hypocrite
    entaw go google it l2na u spelled it ‘3ala6 ya bo mtay7 ya wayh ilmanchab!

  55. Bo9ale7 says:

    Hahahahaha s7ela 3ainy tadreeen ena ma3endech salfa wala 3endech kalam etreden feeh o ga3da testakhdem mo3jam mo96ala7atech ele ta3almteha eb7ayatech kelha o ga3da etrakbenha eb jomal mafeha man6eeq bas still khef 6ena yamalech altharba loooool

  56. Poker says:

    Haha being friends with the bloggers allows u to moderate ur coment! Tara i noticed u added the “e” at the end!!

  57. Bo9ale7 says:

    LOOL ay e ? weeeeeeeeeeeeeeh bedaina tahay2at entay e6la3at moshkeltech nafseeeeyaaaah …. o ba3den ta3al s7ela eshfeha medares al7okoma .. tebaretay menha ???? thanaweyat doowar alkord teshad ayameeech .. al3achayeef o fa6erat jeben o bufak al7ein gemtay etsawen roo7ech esket ???

  58. Poker says:

    Haha being friends with the bloggers allows u to moderate ur coment! Tara i noticed u added the “e” at the end!!

    Now who’s the hypocrite

  59. Poker says:

    Ya 7lailik 5f6eena bo 9ale7 g9 3ala wa7da ‘3airy! Ana o ent both nadree enik knt katib hypocrite il “e” !
    O ya 3zeeze ana il7imdilla ma 3sht hal 5rabee6 ilee etgol 3anha! M5alya ilf6ayr o ilbufak 7agik enta o jma3tik!

  60. Bo9ale7 says:

    LOOOL hahaha mane rad 3ala salfat al E ele ga3da tet7alemen feeha “7oosh ya raby 7oosh” shakelhom baleshaw yel3obon ebraseech , o 3ala salfat alfa6ayer eshfeeeech tara 3ady ele ehne kelhom 7esbat ekhwaneech o mako shay efashel bel fa6ayer o albufak 3ady ya3ne shay za7arteeh o enta e9qeera sholmoshkela . o khalas etha a7rajteech feha ana aseeef ana ba3ad mayebt 6arey alglass ele modaresat al3olom ba6at raseech feha … tathkeren bas khalas mane gayel albajy man3an lele7raj…

  61. Poker says:

    Bomty7 bs la3t chabdee minik! 7adik ma et’6a7ik!

    $$: desperate much! Entay mn tkoneen 3alashan etkalimain ma7ad 6alab ur support! Wala kalamich halee sami3ta eb tv o iljarayid o yaya ihne etsam3ena!
    Etha il kuwait teft5tr eb shabab mithilhum fa ilkuwait also etfashal mn bnt mithlich etkon mowa6ina!!

  62. Bo9ale7 says:

    loool mo ma6loob enech teth7en alma6loob ena e7na neth7aak 3alech thats why you are here πŸ™‚ wela laykon entay still mo mestaw3eeba the main point of the whole arguement ? loool faqeeera…

    o ba3den SPEAKS you about almowa6ina ele etfashel … lool moshkelty ene shayeef jawazeeech bas law kuwaiti chan men ams dazelech daerat aljawazat o alhejra … eredoneech alahwaz eb awal 6ayara… fa please entay akher wa7da tetkalam eb hal mawthoo3 πŸ˜‰

  63. Hamad says:

    Lala mo min sijkom
    Ya bosale7 etrik 3ank hal ashkal shfeek mo sa7ya emsaichena ed3eelha bs w ta7amad rabik

  64. Bo9ale7 says:

    o ba3den s7ella , bedeina bogara ??? takteben with 2 names o etseben 3omrech ?? how come you are replying to someone o his comment a9lan ma9arlaha publish … lool yalla 3ainy ana agol roo7ay eklay bafakech o be6a6eech 3ashan et9eren mowa6ena 9al7aa o namay Mrs.$$ i mean poker i mean s7ella

  65. $$ says:

    Poker: trbete ma tsma7le ine arid 3alaich
    ma agol ela allah yhadich enshalla

    Mi first comment mo mbayna ma adree laish bs i said:

    poker madres il7kuma ile mo 3ajibitich rabat o 5arijat ajyal a7san minich malyoon marra! Lelasf entay ma t3alamtay shay zain mn madristich il5a9a ‘3air il’3roor o 3dm ile7tram o ilshabab halee mo 3ajbenich “bo9ale7 bum7ammed hamad yousef mishari” a5laghum o tarbyat-hum ma t5alehum ynazlon mostawahum 7g nass yfakron o ytkalmon mithlich tra 3aib ile ga3da etsawena!!

    Yousef/mishari: ahaneekum 3ala a5lagkum il3alya o ilmithaliya…Allah ykather mn amthalkum enshalla..entaw ilshabab ile elkuwait tft5r fehum enhum 3yalha o trfa3 ras/ha fekum jdam il3alam 3ala adakum o 7sn t3amlkum ma3a ilnas

    enjoy ur weekend

  66. Bo9ale7 says:

    hehe bo7amdey , khalas yalla khalne nad3elaha da3wa jama3eya gabel la aroo7 anam …


    yalla good night πŸ˜‰

  67. Poker says:

    Im not 2 ppl u idiot! Bs amani ilhabla bbmed il comment l2na she wrote it o it wasnt publishe fa i replyed bl blog! Im not that desperate o crazy!

  68. Bo9ale7 says:

    LOL amany …. ok ok you are not that crazy ok ok .. you are not that desperate ok ok .. ahaah 3ala ra7teeech ele etshofena bas yalla fekena

  69. Bo9ale7 says:

    loool o ana 7abeeeet refjteeech ele etsafeeel feeech o temda7naa .. golay 7ag amany bosale7 yetshakar πŸ˜›

  70. $$ says:

    Excuse me bo9ale7 bs yes i did text pokerhead my comment l2na it was published. I even used a different email the second time i commented glt maybe fe block 3ala the first one
    ana awal ma grayt commebts poker o her name 3rft-ha ehya m3ai in skool bs im definitely not her friend! O of u ask ur friends u will find out who i am..o my sister dina ilee she commented awal ilpost! I asure u im not poker head!

  71. m7 says:

    s7ela gha6a elyoom ?
    thegat 5elg wainich ?

  72. Yousef says:

    Thanks for all of the nice words guys, none have gone unnoticed and you all are deeply appreciated.

    Comments section closed

  73. Martin says:

    loool mo ma6loob enech teth7en alma6loob ena e7na neth7aak 3alech thats why you are here πŸ™‚ wela laykon entay still mo mestaw3eeba the main point of the whole arguement ? loool faqeeera…

    o ba3den SPEAKS you about almowa6ina ele etfashel … lool moshkelty ene shayeef jawazeeech bas law kuwaiti chan men ams dazelech daerat aljawazat o alhejra … eredoneech alahwaz eb awal 6ayara… fa please entay akher wa7da tetkalam eb hal mawthoo3 πŸ˜‰