I have a room in which I am considering having a new gas fireplace installed. There is approximately 3m of wall space available (between corner and window in the picture). This will provide some heating but the primary purpose is for ambiance.
The existing cornices extend a long way (at least a 1m) into the room and I don't want to change them.
The wall is brick-veneer.
The pictures I've seen for installing new fireplaces involve boxing in an area from floor to ceiling which in this case would interfer with the cornices.
What are my options for install? I won't physically do the install myself, but want to understand what is usually done and what will look normal.
One option might be to box-in only partway up the wall, but would this lead to very large mantle that looks strange.
Alternatively, would it be possible to box-in to the ceiling and work around the cornice?