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What to do with an existing fireplace when dropping a floor?
January 4, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I don't know if anyone has had this issue but I have a very low ceiling in a library and so I am definitely dropping the floor 18-24". What I am struggling with is an existing fireplace. Do I leave it sitting 2 feet above the floor, effectively lower the existing bricked firebox area or enlarge the opening extending height of the fireplace. I know enough to know I am not going to mess with a 200 year old chimney behind it. Anyone dealt with this before? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.