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Fireplace with a raised hearth or not

amcox_usDecember 29, 2012
I'm getting a home built. I'm torn as to whether to have a raised hearth or not. I'm worried that the hearth will slightly over power the room or take away from the fireplace. Could it be too much?
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amcox_us
The fireplace would be on the opposite side, which would open the family room to the kitchen.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:11PM
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Darzy
I vote no hearth. Seems "squatty" below the very high ceiling height. It looks more modern without the hearth as well.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:16PM
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lulamarie
I think it looks more modern without. But either way, don't think you have to worry about the hearth overpowering a room as grand in scale as that one.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:17PM
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amcox_us
Thank you both. I'm leaning toward no hearth.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:22PM
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Natalie
No-not raised... Great space!
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:22PM
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amcox_us
A furnished home with hearth, but opposite wall and not open to the kitchen.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:25PM
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rod handler
I like it raised in the furnished photo, but get rid or the cheap-looking wooden mantel, and extend the FP the full width of the wall.
Raised hearths are more welcoming, floor hearths are more formal. Also, the FP is out of scale with the room.
The windows-too many, too small, and both rows look like they're at the wrong level. It would look better with taller windows or french doors.
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:37PM
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ocram16
A long piece of art work maybe ?
    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 10:13PM
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cabingirl13
The fireplace should be bigger and taller for the size of the room...in my humble opinion.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 2:01PM
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Britt Domke
Is it wood burning, and are you planning to actually use it?

We have two wood burning fireplaces, both with raised hearths, and more often than not when a fire is lit, someone forgoes the comfortable couch in order to sit on the hearth in front of the fire.

In the pictures you posted though, I have to say the no-hearth looks more balanced. It is a shame there isn't more fireplace up the wall though, it does make a difference.

My fireplaces are old, but one has more stature than the other: the large artwork helps to balance it out, but that would be some mighty large artwork in your case.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 2:11PM
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amcox_us
I went with the raised hearth. I will have the brick go all of the way up later. That will add s much more character to the room.
1 Like    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 5:46PM
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