Mantels - What You Should Know
Fireplace mantels are arguably the centerpiece of any
fireplace in your home. The mantel is used to store antiques,
collectibles, or other personal memorabilia that you would like
to share with friends and family. With today's fireplaces, many
people opt for a custom fireplace mantel. Here's a look at some
of the things you will want to know about a mantel before
making any decisions.
One of the first things you will want to decide on is what
type of style you want in a custom fireplace mantel. Do you
want a contemporary look? Antique look?
Next, you will want to decide on the type of material to use
in your fireplace mantel. You can use wood, stone, metal, and
even concrete if you wish.
For most homeowners who have a new fireplace, they choose
either a wood or stone fireplace mantel. Stone is especially
popular because of its uniqueness and class. Not only can you
create a one of a kind look with your mantel, but it will also
last forever. Stone is simply the most durable material for any
If you are considering a stone fireplace mantel, you may
want to take a look at marble and granite in addition to
natural stones. Just keep in mind that marble can become quite
For a wood fireplace mantel you can choose to use
everything from pine to oak, cherry, walnut and many others.
The advantage here is in reduced costs. You can also paint the
wood to give it a custom look that matches your rooms color
scheme as well.
The charm and elegance that a custom fireplace mantel adds
to your home is unmatched. You can find all types of designs
and styles, as well as other fireplace accessories on the
internet. There are many websites that offer a wide variety of
options and online catalogs to browse through.