Hi everyone, I’m new to the forum. I recently ran into a problem when trying to pass rental code inspection for a house we bought that was built in the 60s. We were told the hearth is too narrow, it currently measures at 12 inches and code requires it to be at least 20” if I remember correctly. What are some ways I can extend the hearth? If that’s not doable we are also planning on completely block off the fireplace and place a electric fake fire place within it. What do you guys think?