Great Room Fireplace
I would appreciate suggestions and or pictures of a fireplace in the great room - 9 foot ceiling, it will be in the middle of the wall with built in cabinets on either side. Our builder took us to one of his almost completed homes today - there were two fireplaces in that home. Both were constructed of Dominican Ohio drystack, I'm wavering between that and brick. Simple stained mantle in their great room and a more elaborate painted one in the living room with the borders extending up to the ceiling.
On the back wall of our home (facing the deck), there will be stained french doors with a window on either side and transom windows above all. The room will be 20 X 17 with hardwood floors and this room will be visible as soon as you enter the front door. Dining room to the right of the front door and we've eliminated the columns in that room in favor of walls to place my server, etc. although the 2 entrance doors will be quite wide. Just added a tray ceiling in the dining room today so even though I would love a vaulted ceiling in the great room, DH would probably kill me.
Planning on mounting the flat screen tv over the mantle of the fireplace by the way.
If anyone can help, thanks!