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what to do with our brick 86 inch fireplace

Posted by nancy_ta (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 25, 10 at 15:11

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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RE: what to do with our brick 86 inch fireplace

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RE: what to do with our brick 86 inch fireplace

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.

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