I am keen on the idea of putting an electric fireplace in our small back room. We can't accommodate a real fireplace in the house or a gas fireplace, without major work, so electric seems like a good idea. I'd also want to have some cupboards and shelves built in around it. My husband is actually very good at projects in the home. Has anyone done anything like this? Any ideas on where to start? This would be a project for NEXT winter, so we've got lots of time to plan for it. We need lots of storage space - we'd be getting rid of a 3 piece wall unit which holds all kinds of stuff.