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newhome4us wrote:
What material and color is the surround of the fireplace.
   Comment   February 28, 2012
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Is this pre-built and would if work with an existing gas fireplace?
July 11, 2013 at 9:39pm   
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newhome4us wrote:
The cabinets that are built with a tv above a fireplace...would it be possible for a 55" (tv dimensions are 30 x 50) tv fit and look right and not get overly hot? in a room that's 18'wide and 20'long????
   Comment   January 31, 2012
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Depends on your fireplace -
A 50" wide TV would appear ridiculous over a 42" wide mantel and a firebox that's only 30" wide...
...however, with a firebox that's trimmed out with a wide tile or stone surround, and with a mantel that runs the full width of the chimneybreast - it would appear appropriate.

The rule of thumb is simple: If you wouldn't have a mirror or painting that large over the fireplace - you shouldn't have a TV screen that size either.
January 31, 2012 at 11:34am   
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Julianne Brown
Love your work! What is the height of your mantle piece please?
October 19, 2013 at 4:58pm   
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Sue McCoy wrote:
does that tv look to high to anyone else? Without the ability to tilt it down-which is doesn't look like it will do since it is built-in, I think you would be craning your neck unless the furniture is waaaaaay back...........just saying!
   Comment   October 23, 2011
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I do think it's too high for standard-height seating, although the problem can be mitigated somewhat if the seating from which the screen is viewed is far enough away from the TV. It also appears that their center speaker is above the TV, and if that is the case the sound may not be optimal from this position either.
October 23, 2011 at 4:26pm   
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rclever wrote:
do you know the height TOP of the mantel? We are trying to work out our TV/FIreplace wall.
   Comment   June 24, 2011
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COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
Top of an average, traditional mantel is about 54" off the floor. To achieve a lower TV viewing height, it appears this mantel shelf in the photo above has been dropped down to about 42" off of the floor.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the continuous line through the base cabinets at the side make for a a pleasing composition here, As well as the finely detailed trim work.

Here is the caution: be very careful about observing required clearances around any fireplace, wood or gas. The lower the shelf projection is, the more likely it is to get too hot. Start with the required clearances, and draw the wall elevation out completely so you can see how the proportions work out.
June 27, 2011 at 6:39am   
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mtoledo wrote:
I have a similar space, a fire place with a 46 inch space on either side of a gas fireplace. I would like to have built ins added. However, i would like to have one side similar to yours, then, on the other side, a desk, with no cabinet under the desk, but keeping with the shelves and higher cabinets on the higher portion. Ques 1: Can I have the 2 sides different? Also, the 2 walls on either side of the desk are:141/2 & 17 inches. Ques 2: Can I make a desk that does not extend to the end of the wall, and is this too small? Thanks in advance!
   Comment   March 1, 2011
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Sheila Schmitz
The two built-ins need not be identical; you could put a small desk on one side. You might even consider a flip-top desk you could fold out of the way when not in use. But why not let the desk extend to the end of the wall? Any unused work surface would make a nice space for books or a vase, and tie in with the display area on the other side of the fireplace. Please let us know what you do!
April 29, 2011 at 4:09pm   
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laurabuko wrote:
Mantle height? - Can you tell me the height of the mantle? Thanks!
   Comment   December 29, 2013
moniquekerr wrote:
can you recommend someone in Ottawa
   Comment   April 16, 2013
lugaston wrote:
How high are the ceilings in this room? - I want this type of setup in our family room, but was thinking about raising the fireplace. Would that make the tv too high? We have 10' ceilings in our family room. Thank you!
   Comment   September 19, 2012
jmarronte wrote:
What type of audio fabric was used to hide the speakers? What color is the fabric?
     Comment   July 19, 2012
newhome4us wrote:
What brand and type and size is the gas fireplace??? Do you have any local contacts in virginia? - We LOVE this whole set up and would like to know more detail of how to recreate it ourselves. We are in Virginia and I just started looking at fireplaces...and finding something that will be as low as this fireplace mantel is impossible. So any details of how we can do this within our own home would be greatly appreciated.
   Comment   March 16, 2012

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