We just installed some new hardwood bamboo flooring to replace our bunky old laminate. The new boards were 50% thicker than the old stuff and the underlay was thicker again so we ran into an issue with the fireplace being too low. We didn't have the tools or experience to deal with scribing and profiling the wood blocks around the stone, so we decided to build a hearth.
How should I go about this? We are thinking a raised hearth is the best method but our space is slightly narrow. I could easily pull off a standard rectangular profile quite easily with my abilities and tools as they are but I have a strong preference for a rounded front for appearance and for maintaining walkway space through our entrance.
Couple things to note. Of course it's obviously still a construction zone with the boxes of flooring that are aclimating for use in other rooms, missing baseboard trim, missing mouldings, etc. The walkway beside the chair is the main entrance to the house for guests which is why we don't want to crowd the doorway too much by making an oversized hearth. We are actively looking for something to replace the brown chair and coffee table with, plus there are some decorative pieces I didn't move back into place for the picture (area rug, plants, lamp, etc)
An example of what I think would be nice (keep in mind I am not good at styling things)
TERRANS MORE LIKE OPRANS AMIRITE