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Old 2010-11-09, 05:31 PM
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Default Flush Mounted Fireplace - What to do with it?

We have a flush mounted fireplace in our great room which is about 14" off the floor. We're not sure what do with it. I know I'd like a mantle and something that is timeless yet modern-ish.

We have a Tartan Magnolia if that matters .. I've attached a photo of the fireplace in the model home (our ceilings are actually a foot higher but there is still the bulkhead around that wall). This wall + fireplace is the first thing you see when you walk in the house, I really don't want to screw it up.

Anyone care to share inspiration photos or give advice? Thanks
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Old 2010-11-09, 06:01 PM
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if you query 'modern fireplace design' in google images, you will get pages and pages

in that model, I think something not too complex would be best

i'm not a mantle fan - they somewhat defeat the modernish desire and become a storage shelf that doesn't need to be in the middle of that wall

match tile with front entrance and/or kitchen ... you will also have a choice of tile borders if you do tile

nanners is in the same boat
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Old 2010-11-10, 05:59 PM
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Check page 2 of my model homes pictures for fireplaces.
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Thanks for the input! We have saved a bunch of photos ... now to decide on what we want and what will fit the budget
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