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Old 04-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Help! Have been living with an unfinished fireplace (among other things) and am in need of ideas. The room the fireplace is in is 20' x 20' with cathedral ceiling, 25' at the peak. The problem is mainly how to finish/cover the exhaust vent, which extends approx. 16-18' up the wall. (photo attached). I think once that is determined, the easier it will be to decide on the surround.

Had initially thought about 'stepping' it, but then I thought of having to climb ladders to clean the 'steps'. However, if it is finished straight up, it makes it a very large thing and am thinking it would engulf the room. We plan to build-in book cases on both sides of the fireplace.

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Straight up. Is a flat screen planned in the space over the fireplace....or a picture?

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Straight up. Is a flat screen planned in the space over the fireplace....or a picture?
Flat screen now, replace with picture when (if ever) the basement media room gets finished.

Straight up to the ceiling? Or just enough to cover the vent?
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Extend the fireplace frame plumb up front and sides. Build your bookcases in and it's custom and very built in. Drywall, wood or stone, it's all good.
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Extend the finish out to the corners, or just highlight the fireplace. you will be able to access the interior design of your fireplace finishing.
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