Hi All! NewBie here. Our First house and we are kinda stuck on what to do with the fireplace.... It's Wood Burning, We are considering converting to gas log as I have installed a central air so really only use this for ambiance once in a while. The Opening for this fireplace is off the floor but they didn't build the hearth up higher for some reason and it looks funky to us. We are on a raised foundation and presently it appears there is only tile on the floor maybe over cement board, i'm not certain though. I'm wondering if anyone here has come across this situation and what is the most practical way to build this hearth so it's raised and looks normal? Framed with lumber or out of block? I want it to be strong enough so there isn't an issue if someone sits on it etc... Thanks ahead of time for any help! I will upload some better pics tomorrow.