Seating on raised hearth Napolean HD 81
I was hoping for some advice. On our new build we are planning on a double sided Napolean HD 81. It is a raised hearth, to keep the modern look we are not doing a mantle or a surround, but we really wanted a seating area in front of the fireplace. Any suggestions to keep the modern look and still do an attached seating area?
I was thinking of having the cotnractor build up a box with bluestone or limestone top flush with the fireplace?