This built-in fireplace is part of a design that incorporates bespoke shelving, cupboards and a lovely window seat with upholstered cushions. If you look closely you will see this false chimney breast features a black granite shelf with black granite also present to either side of the fire and a small strip above too.
This helps to create a larger ‘fire opening’ or viewing space to look at the fire. This works well for electric fires that are shorter in height. This concept is further complemented by a log store below the fire and a TV recess above.
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