It’s cold out there so you’re probably already thinking about fireplaces, right?
Because we’re having a hard time trying to design ours.
The only thing we kept from the original interior of the house were these fireplace surrounds. They’re not as luxurious as I’m accustomed to, but they’re not held together by termites, so we’d like to use at least one of them because history.
We’ve also figured out that the fireplace is going in the front corner of the living room through process of eliminating all other options. It will be a gas fireplace and will either be direct vent or vent-less (yes, that’s legal here). So there’s no actual chimney or structure around the fireplace. Here are a few inspo pics from the internet that we’ve found and are trying to use to help us come up with a design.
So what do y’all think? What can we do to make good use of the space, but make our fireplace looks like it belongs even though there’s no chimney attached to it? Should we keep the corner as is above the fireplace and maybe add in some shelves? Should we frame the corner so that it’s no longer a corner? Should we try to use the old fireplace surrounds or thank them for their 132 years of service and then sell them on Craigslist because they no longer spark joy? Should we create a raised hearth or just leave the fireplace at ground level? Should we have a hearth at all? Help.