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Corner Fireplace--Need help!

Posted by heyker (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 08 at 14:40

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.
corner fireplace
fireplace wall

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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RE: Corner Fireplace--Need help!

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.

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