Built in shelves around electric fireplace
Jennifer Leonard
May 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have always wanted built in shelves around a fireplace in the living room of our house with. So we bought an electric fireplace, and I have 4 feet for shelves on either side of it. Now I realized that the sides of the fireplace are uneven and it won't be as easy as I thought. Also, most pictures I have found online have the fireplace pushed forward and the shelves recessed. Any way to do this without putting the fireplace farther out into the room? Thanks!
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decoenthusiaste
You can have a drywall section built for the fp and then butt the bookcases up to it. You can also glorify the FP with more trim above once the drywall extends it into the room. Here are a few thoughts...
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May 1, 2013 at 6:47PM   
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Jennifer Leonard
Thank you for the ideas! I like the look of a drywall section. Do you think it would look okay with a drywall section and then shelves that stick out farther?
May 1, 2013 at 8:01PM   
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decoenthusiaste
Search the box above for built-in fireplace and see if you find any like you're describing. In my mind, I don't think it works. How deep do you need shelves to be? I did see one where the FP was recessed and the bookcases stuck out but I didn't care for it.
May 2, 2013 at 12:45PM   
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