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    What can I do with my fireplace!?

    I have a rather large inglenook style fireplace and it's rather empty at the moment. the space measures 5ft5" high by 5ft4" wide and it's 2ft deep. at the moment all I have in there is a few candles and a bowl of pot puri. I'd love to make it a better feature and did want a stove style fire. However most are too small for the space and would look lost. I enquired a couple of years ago and was told I could order one specially to fit but that I would be looking at about a thousand pounds!!!
    Has anyone got any ideas or suggestions? There is a gas supply and an electric supply. at the moment it is bordered up with MDF but I was told when I moved in here ( 6yrs ago) that the chimney was fully working and ready just to open up.

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    Original Poster

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/bellabonkers/Photo-0246.jpg
    My place was built in 1901 and I have high ceilings and reasonably large rooms as well - apparently this is an original feature.

    Ooh! Large Fat Candles(church Style) With Wraught Iron Holders

    a rather large fish tank would look snazzy

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    raptorcigs;3173073

    Picky Please?



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    ctuk;3173075

    a rather large fish tank would look snazzy



    lol that would give my cat a field day. Idealy I'm after some sort of fire - I don't need it, I just want it as I think the room would look better.

    Bella theres a whole range here, and they're good prices I think :-D

    machinemart.co.uk/sho…ves

    Real wood burning open fire!

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    MrGrumpyman;3173100

    Bella theres a whole range here, and they're good prices I think … Bella theres a whole range here, and they're good prices I think :-Dhttp://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/categories/search/cast-iron-wood-burning-stoves



    a quick glance and - yeah some do look nice. I couldnt belive it when I was told I would be looking at 1k!!! I havent looked since lol there has to be something out there that would do the job.

    plaster over it and hang a rather large LCD telly

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    I love your fireplace x x

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    DLM;3173120

    I love your fireplace x x



    So do I DLM - I just wish I could make better use of it! my candles looks so lost in there lol
    Did I mention that I can actually stand up in that fireplace. At Xmas I put my tree in there and it looks lovely - like a mini grotto.

    Put some wood in your hole.................:oops:

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    greg_68;3173107

    Real wood burning open fire!



    Nice idea but I would worry the cat would jump into it lol. Mind you she never bothers with candles.

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    bellabonkers;3173135

    So do I DLM - I just wish I could make better use of it! my candles looks … So do I DLM - I just wish I could make better use of it! my candles looks so lost in there lolDid I mention that I can actually stand up in that fireplace. At Xmas I put my tree in there and it looks lovely - like a mini grotto.



    Aw, i am so jealous.

    We probably won't have a christmas tree up this year.

    My living room is so cluttered :roll:

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    agaveworm;3173147

    Put some wood in your hole.................:oops:



    Cheeky

    DLM;3173150

    We probably won't have a christmas tree up this year.


    Sorry kids, credit crunch:
    [IMG]farm1.static.flickr.com/39/…jpg?v=0[/IMG]

    bellabonkers;3173153

    Cheeky



    Original Poster

    If anyone else has something similar I'd love to see what you have as well. When I tell people it's an inglenook style fireplace they kinda go "what?"

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    ctuk;3173160

    Sorry kids, credit … Sorry kids, credit crunch:[IMG]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/39/80328435_820fde1c06.jpg?v=0[/IMG]



    I like that, i might do something similar :-D

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    bellabonkers;3173172

    If anyone else has something similar I'd love to see what you have as … If anyone else has something similar I'd love to see what you have as well. When I tell people it's an inglenook style fireplace they kinda go "what?"



    Have a flick through some magazines x x

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    DLM;3173174

    I like that, i might do something similar :-D



    I saw something similar in habitat and silly silly prices - looked rather lovely though.

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    another pic.....
    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee88/bellabonkers/Photo-0215.jpg

    bellabonkers;3173172

    If anyone else has something similar I'd love to see what you have as … If anyone else has something similar I'd love to see what you have as well. When I tell people it's an inglenook style fireplace they kinda go "what?"



    WHAT?

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    Aw, your cat is posing :-D

    http://www.topstakchimneys.co.uk/images/dovre/d2000open.jpg

    i think it would look nice with a flame effect electric fire but in the stle of the old iron ones...

    my friend has the basket style fire place and it looks fantastic ... theres always a fire guard if you worried bout cat.

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    greg_68;3173202



    that looks nice - bet it's not cheap though, I don't have money to burn .......:whistling:lol

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    gamesrus;3173213

    i think it would look nice with a flame effect electric fire but in the … i think it would look nice with a flame effect electric fire but in the stle of the old iron ones...



    have you got any examples?

    DLM;3173150

    Aw, i am so jealous.We probably won't have a christmas tree up this … Aw, i am so jealous.We probably won't have a christmas tree up this year.My living room is so cluttered :roll:


    WHAT WITH?

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    MrGrumpyman;3173209

    Or how about a nice big fire basket, cheap as chips and you shouldn't … Or how about a nice big fire basket, cheap as chips and you shouldn't need anything else other than a poker and some fuel :-Dhttp://www.bhl.co.uk/product/COAT_OF_ARMS_BASKET_20W_12D_20H_500X300X500MMhttp://www.direct-fireplaces.com/p/74678/the-large-cottage-fire-basket.htmlhttp://www.theforgeatwells.co.uk/fire/firebaskets.shtmlI love my open fire and your inglenook would make a brilliant setting for some real flames :-D



    My mum always tells me an open fire would look nice. Would it be safe? I mean no ash would be jumping out onto the carpet would it?

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    raptorcigs;3173220

    WHAT WITH?



    Desk, computer, coffee table, three seater sofa, fire place, display cabinet, floor lamp, TV etc....

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    DLM;3173238

    Desk, computer, coffee table, three seater sofa, fire place, display … Desk, computer, coffee table, three seater sofa, fire place, display cabinet, floor lamp, TV etc....



    My goodness, my room looks quite bare. I still need a coffee table. I love my sofa, it's one of those sofa/chase thingys.

    bellabonkers;3173229

    My mum always tells me an open fire would look nice. Would it be safe? I … My mum always tells me an open fire would look nice. Would it be safe? I mean no ash would be jumping out onto the carpet would it?



    Yes safe, looks like your big hole has had a real fire in it previously. My fire has a £300 deep shaggy pile wool rug in front of it, which I would reccomend over a synthetic material as if anything hot is spat out then it won't melt the rug. Wool is very resilient to hot embers. The cat stays clear of it, loves the heat tho' :-D

    DLM;3173238

    Desk, computer, coffee table, three seater sofa, fire place, display … Desk, computer, coffee table, three seater sofa, fire place, display cabinet, floor lamp, TV etc....


    MY LIVING ROOM IS QUITE BIG ITS 15 FOOT BY 28 FOOT SO I HAVE LOADS OF SPACE
    A PLASMA WOULD LOOK NICE IN BELLAS FIREPLACE THOUGH CONNECT YOUR PC TO IT AND USE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER WITH THE LOG FIRE VISUALISATION:thumbsup:

    Can't help but think it needs one of them rage cooker style fire thingybobs :oops:

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    MrGrumpyman;3173265

    Yes safe, looks like your big hole has had a real fire in it previously. … Yes safe, looks like your big hole has had a real fire in it previously. My fire has a £300 deep shaggy pile wool rug in front of it, which I would reccomend over a synthetic material as if anything hot is spat out then it won't melt the rug. Wool is very resilient to hot embers. The cat stays clear of it, loves the heat tho' :-D



    I think it might have done looking at the shading of the bricks. I can feel a raised concrete hearth under the carpet but have never lifted it to check. Carpets were new when I moved in and haven't needed replacing yet. It would be more for show than anything as I don't really need it for the heat but all the same I'd worry about the carpet and cat lol - mind you she does not bother with candles so I doubt she would go near an open flame.

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    raptorcigs;3173282

    MY LIVING ROOM IS QUITE BIG ITS 15 FOOT BY 28 FOOT SO I HAVE LOADS OF … MY LIVING ROOM IS QUITE BIG ITS 15 FOOT BY 28 FOOT SO I HAVE LOADS OF SPACEA PLASMA WOULD LOOK NICE IN BELLAS FIREPLACE THOUGH CONNECT YOUR PC TO IT AND USE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER WITH THE LOG FIRE VISUALISATION:thumbsup:



    gorden bennet - i've never bopught a tv in my life. I wouldnt know where to start looking lol

    bellabonkers;3173311

    gorden bennet - i've never bought a tv in my life. I wouldnt know where … gorden bennet - i've never bought a tv in my life. I wouldnt know where to start looking lol


    hukd:)
    do you have a tv?
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