What to do with fireplace in kitchen?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by rmcfall, Oct 29, 2007.

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  1. rmcfall

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    As many can probably tell from my other posts, I am doing a lot of remodeling to our home. Our kitchen is included, and it happens to have a fireplace that takes up an entire wall. While it is nice to look at, I am wondering what to do with it? There is no need for a woodstove there because the family room has one, and the floorplan is an open kitchen/dining/family room concept.

    So any thoughts on what to do with this fireplace? I am almost inclined to cover it up with kitchen cabinets, etc. because we are somewhat limited on cabinet space. However, it seems like a shame to do away with a fireplace. Any ideas on how to make it useful?
     
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    wood fire pizza oven :coolsmile:
     
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    I wondered about that, but I haven't been able to find any information on-line about converting an existing fireplace to a pizza oven. Any tips?
     
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    I recall seeing some at the trade show some years back.However it would be a pricey add-on model. There must be some old masonry books around for the do- it -your-self-er. Maybe in the Sunset book series ? Crank up the oven to about 700 degrees and watch the cheese bubble. Yummy!
     
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    not seeing any conversion plans either, but the outsede pizza oven are awesome
     
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    Yeah, I saw different plans for outdoor pizza ovens. They look pretty nice...

    I guess I could always do some regular grilling in the fireplace when temps are too cold to grill outside. I imagine I might need a power vent for this sort of thing though... at least it would make the fireplace more than just something to look at...
     
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