12 Ideas for a Non-Functioning Fireplace
If you have a fireplace that cannot function or won’t be used, you also have a problem: What to do with that leftover space–a space that’s not exactly designed for anything else. Fortunately, homeowners have some truly creative ways to use their hearths, even if it isn’t for a cozy fire. Here are our favorites.
Note: If you won’t be using your fireplace again, remember to fully close and seal it to prevent drafts, dust, bugs, virds and other critters from entering your home!
Turn It Into a Pet Area
Rustic and Wood-Filled
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A Book Nook
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The Candle Approach
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Classy Fireplace Screen
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Place a Vase of Flowers
Install a Wine Holder
Prop Up Some Art
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