We moved into a flat built in the 1940s and have been busy renovating since a month.
In the living-room is a nice fireplace which was covered up. We got rid of that, filled the holes and repainted it white (mostly due to not being able to get the paint off). I took a look inside the offtake and it's blocked.
It looks like this now
My question: What would you do with it?
- Put tiles on top (it's just plastered now)? Or wood, or nothing?
- Try to reactivate it (if that's possible)?
- Put a panel in front of it?
EDIT: Thanks for the suggestions. We definitely got some ideas now :). We have to wait for the renters association guy to come by and tell us what we can do with it, anyway. So still enough time to make up our minds.