what to do with our brick 86 inch fireplace

nancy_taJanuary 25, 2010

Hi everyone-

This is my first time on this or any forum and I'm hoping to get advice. We are in the process of a kitchen remodel and it's flowing into our family room.

As you can see, we have quite a big brick fireplace.

We have a traditional home. There used to be 70's paneling and shelves on each side that we had removed and then the walls were painted.

What do you suggest we do in this room? Just a mantel shelf or a true mantel? Color? We night want to place a plasma on top.

Please help.

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    Bookmark   January 25, 2010 at 4:50PM
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spotted_cat

Yes, you should add a mantel to give the room a more traditional feel. Check out magazines for ideas. If you want a more modern look, paint the brick and skip the mantel. Think twice about mounting a TV over a fireplace. The heat will be hard on the electronics. Also the TV should be mounted at eye level or close to it. You will be craning your neck but the chiropractor will love your business.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 7:02PM
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