Have you considered installing a large-format porcelain slab instead of using standard tiles on your fireplace?
That is exactly what we did for the Whispering Project. A few different options were considered to create a beautiful focal point for my client’s fireplace.
In this family room, we designed a custom media unit that provided plenty of storage as well as open display shelving.
If you are designing a custom media unit, you need to make sure it is properly balanced, especially when you are designing wall to wall custom millwork.
I love a well-designed media unit!