I am new to this forum, and would appreciate your help! I have lived in a 1975-built home for 10 years, all along planning a kitchen remodel. Now the time has come. I have been mulling over the idea of converting our strangely placed waist-height masonry fireplace that resides in the kitchen to a Wood Fired Oven! Of course I am a connoisseur of wood fired pizza, but I also think it could turn this eye-sore into a functional and desirable feature/asset. I understand that a WFO for interior residential use is somewhat unusual, as most of the products I find are for outdoor or free-standing commercial use. This conversion would need to pass all county inspections.
Attached is a photo of the current setup, which has a wood stove insert that I would take out. It has a masonry chimney to the roof that looks terracotta-lined inside
The masonry dimensions are roughly 25"D x 27"H x 28"W.
I'm thinking I can either modify the enclosure with some masonry and special pizza oven bricks, OR I am wondering if the EarthStone Oven's Model 60 Modular product could fit inside with some kind of modifications to it our my existing masonry. I don't mind taking a chisel to the fireplace if it will make for a good installation.
Also, our kitchen remodel will be of the euro-modern style -- the brick may be covered with drywall, tile, or plaster, so this is one thing to keep in mind since we probably would not put in a "rustic Italiano" looking unit.
What do you think? Your thoughts are appreciated.