This past week I have been helping a friend get her house ready before she moves in (2 1/2 weeks). We've torn up flooring, painting, ripped out cabinets- but the one thing she's uncertain about is the fireplace. I am in charge of helping her figure out what to do with the fireplace. I attached a photo of the fireplace - it is very dated looking & is surrounded by stone on the wall and tile on the floor. Since her hubby is making built-in bookcases to go around the fireplace this week, I thought she could have him make a wood "cover" or build something around the current fireplace. Has anyone did something like that before? Is there safety issues I have to keep in mind? Or does anyone have ideas for me to visit online? Ideally I need to make sure what I show her is safe to do, gets rid of the dated 70s look & gives enough details for her husband to do. I've sketched a couple ideas but not sure if a "cover" insert is a good idea or if they should rip out what they have. If you have suggestions, I would appreciate some. Thanks you.