I have a 1930s house with a fireplace tucked away in the corner of the upstairs front bedroom. Itâ€™s not too attractive and creates a lot of dirt so decided to remove it.
The plan is not to knock out the chimney breast, but to pull out the iron fireplace, put in a wooden frame and some plaster board and use the recess left behind for shelving space.
Sounds simple... or am I being too naive about all this?
Can anyone give me some advice on what to expect and what I need to check out before I start making holes? Iâ€™ve seen people mention they have gas fires downstairs with is the true in this case also