Since this was more than a decorating remodel in both homes, I wonder if the City or County Inspector would have to visit and sign off. If so, then that would be caught and fixed. Was Dan's wood frame for his mirrors at the correct height? Anyway - a minor rant on placing televisions over the fireplace mantel...how do you watch comfortably without pushing back in a recliner? Especially in a small space, that placement is not at seated height for viewing.