I have a sunken living room with a single sided fireplace. I would like to make my fire place two sided and open to the dining room. The dilemma is that since my living room is sunken, the proposed opening on the dining room side would be flush with the floor. Would that be weird to have an open fire box at the floor? And if so, can I child proof this?
Also have you had experience making this conversion? And is it a difficult task?
There is base board heater in front of the proposed opening now, but we are planning to convert to in floor heat and remove the base board.