Fireplace mantel height
neglegb
January 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
At what height should a fireplace mantel be? I am surrounding the fireplace in brick and adding cabinets and builtin bookcases on either side.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
What's the ceiling height?
January 10, 2013 at 11:08am   
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neglegb
8 feet ceiling height
January 10, 2013 at 2:33pm   
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Classic Designs by Brook
what height is firebox ? Is hearth raised or flush?
January 10, 2013 at 2:35pm   
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Interiors International, Inc.
It really depends on the height of your fire box. You need to leave enough space for safety. This will depend on your choice of material you use.
January 10, 2013 at 2:36pm   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Somewhere between four and five feet with your 8' ceiling.
January 11, 2013 at 1:55pm   
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Lindy Arnett
Just talked to a fireplace person today. If it's wood, at least 12 inches from the top of your opening -- 18 inches is better.
January 11, 2013 at 2:39pm   
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