Lots to write about our time in the UK, but it will wait until we get back to proper internet connections. However, here is a B/A on the fireplace we've had installed, starting with a not-very-good picture of the Before.
Just a blank wall with the outline of a fire box and a kind of hideous hearth - pink marble surrounded by ugly dark red and patterned tiles. The latter were fortunately reproductions, so we didn't mind getting rid of them.
Here is midway in the installation. The old hearth is gone, the wall is opened up. I wouldn't want to set a real fire in that sketchy firebox. The slab of pink marble from the old hearth is now on the deck awaiting transformation into some kind of garden furniture thingie.