I would like to add some contemporary character to the bland builders-basic fireplace and mantle in my home. I have no interest in keeping the existing mantle. I have a large flat screen TV mounted above the fireplace which will stay in this location. There is also a triangular crawlspace (accessible from the attic) behind the fireplace where wiring for the TV and multimedia devices are currently hidden.
The look needs to be sleek and contemporary. A possibility might be to have recessed space for multimedia equipment below the TV.
Photos of the fireplace are attached. A builders floor plan sketch (mirror image of my home) is also attached.