Built in fireplace shelves design

maxey2010September 21, 2010

We are in the middle of a great room addition to our house. As you enter the great room from the rest of our house, there is a large expanse of windows on the opposite wall which leads outside and a stone fireplace on the perpendicular right wall. We want built in cabinetry/shelving on both sides of the fireplace but realize their is only around 6-8" of space on the window end of one of the built ins. A tapered built in unit, ?24" closed cabinet depth at the bottom and 12-14" shelves above, has been suggested (on both sides of the fireplace for symmetry). We have around 60" on either side of the fireplace. Will this look ok or other suggestions?

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    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 1:30AM
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    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 1:30PM
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On the basis of the description you've given, I think I might consider making your built-ins narrower than the 60" space you have, leaving a gap of plain wall. Perhaps this might be handy for pulling curtains into, or for artwork, storing something upright, or a set of big floor vases?

It might help to see a photo.


    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 4:18PM
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