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Should my new fireplace have a hearth or not?
January 31, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are converting our carport into a den and will be adding a non vented gas fireplace. I've asked the contractor to make the fireplace 6' wide and to go to the ceiling. It will have bookcases build on either side. I told him that I would like a hearth and mantle. He told me that most people these days do NOT do a hearth because it takes up too much floor space. That doesn't make sense to me... what do you all think...to hearth or not to hearth...that is the question...