Fireplace Remodel – add built-ins for seating~ I love the added seating, but storage or shelving is necessary. Can lay shelves on their sides and use baskets for storage. Then, create a nice look with molding and chair railing above to meet the mantle…?

Not a potential fire hazard, but a very real one. Flame retardant does NOT mean fire proof! We DO NOT recommend this product for any fireplace in functional condition. It does not comply with ANY clearance to combustibles standards. Per manufacts instructs…Although flame-retardant fabrics are used for making each HearthSoft, Jamboo Creations strongly recommends that the HearthSoft be removed from the hearth whenever operating the fireplace in order to avoid any potential fire hazard.