Corner Fireplace--Need help!

heykerAugust 5, 2008

This fireplace is part of an addition built in 1960. It is a corner FP, so it is open of 2 sides. It sits in the corner of the room. It has a floating cement hearth.

We do not like anything about this FP, but we do like having one in the room.

Is it possible to:

1. Make it only open in the front?

2. Build a "facade" to make it look like it is more traditional, with the opeing in the middle of a more symmetrical FP, with 18" on each side?

3. Include this FP as part of a wall of built-ins, housing a TV, media components, and storage?

Right now it is just an ugly spot for storage of toys, etc, not to mention a HUGE cold air wind tunnel in the winter.

Help! Ideas? Suggestions?

Thanks so much!

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You need a really competent fireplace contractor look over what you have and give you an opinion on the cost of the alterations you are considering. I think you need to figure an expense of at least $5K.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 6:02PM
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