I doing a kitchen and living room remodel and am stumped by this awkward fireplace. It is in between the kitchen and the living room. It isn't in the budget to move it and we can't remove it. The ceilings are 20'. I've found a few images on ways to make fireplace more attractive, but they are for 10' or so ceilings and most won't apply in this situation. Should I widen the top portion to be equal the bottom? This will make room for more shelving in the kitchen. I'm also thinking that I will close in the weird nook above the bar in the living area. What would you do?