Thanks to the fine advice and info I've received here as a member, I've decided on an FPX36 Elite ZC Fireplace for my home. However, I'm at an important crossroads with regard to deciding my hearth and overall FP height. I was planning on a 1 foot high hearth with the firebox mounted not much above that. So I told the installer to make the hearth "seat" for the fireplace 1 foot high. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the fireplace itself (the part where the logs sit inside the FP) sits a good 10 inches or so above the base for the hearth. This results in the firebox being higher than I had anticipated or visualized in my mind prior to the install. The unit has not been fully connected or wired in yet, it's only sitting in the chase and secured with a few drywall screws. If I wanted to, I could still remove it and cut the support structure down to a lower height. But that's a lot of work and I'm not even sure I should do it. I'm unsure of myself, because on some level I think it looks ok as is. Ergonomically, the height of the firebox is easier to reach and load as well. Plus it sits at a height that is easy to view putting the flames in a more prominent position. But I dunno...does it look too high? I grew up in a house with an old fashioned fireplace that had a hearth maybe 8 inches high with the firebox sitting level on the hearth. So seeing this unit sit nearly 2 ft off the ground just looks a bit odd to me. But I have seen more modern fireplaces sit this high, and they are easier to sit on and enjoy their warmth. What do you guys and gals think? Does it look weird or do you think it's ok? All opinions welcome. Also, pics of similar setups would be appreciated. If I need to change it, it has to happen this weekend or I'm stuck with it for good. Thanks in advance for any insight!