Fireplace
sbscoast
April 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
There is a window over my fireplace and the mantel is not as wide as the window. Want to redo mantel and surround and add trim, or remove fireplace entirely and add double window. Perpendicular wall is all cabinets and bookshelves with tv so there are two focal points in this room. Suggestions appreciated!
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HERE Design and Architecture
Is the fireplace useable?
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normalinda1
I actually have a similar fireplace design. However, the builder did some things to help make it more of a statement for the room. Attached is a picture. As you can see there is more molding around the mantel and the window. The window itself is beveled glass and the entire fireplace has tile surrounding it.

Since you do have another focal point with cabinet and bookshelves, I could understand you wanting to just take out the fireplace. You could just close the wall off or add another double window as you suggested.
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sbscoast
Yes, it is gas and the only one in the house.
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sbscoast
Normalinda1, yours looks nice.
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HERE Design and Architecture
I think having the visual opening of the fireplace (even if it's really tile surround) be at least as wide as the window would help.
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