Originally Posted by mabloodhound
If they use a certified chimney sweep, he can offer suggestions too. Any wood surround and mantel must follow building regulations. 8" away from the opening on the side and 12" away at the top. This is very important with wood burning fireplaces.
That is one totally ugly designed fireplace. If it were mine I would think about a total redesign. But that would cost.
Thanks for your thoughts. The building regulations is good to know. I was just talking to them about it.
They ended up ripping out the orange tile and are going to take some more time to figure out the chimney (They are bringing a chimney guy in too. Maybe it already happened).
I was commenting on a DIY ladies blog the other day that they should give awards for ugliest rooms & give them makeovers. This one would definitely be in the running.