I have been contemplating this same question. I have a brick fireplace in my home that goes all the way to the ceiling. We have lived in the home for 5 years and have never used it once. I want to remove it to open the wall up to my kitchen. The home is only 8 years old, so the brick fireplace is not old. It is a reddish brick, but looks more country and I want a modern feel. Best of you to you in whatever you decide to do.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty