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Fireplaces can add between $1,000 and $5,000 to your home’s value. If you are looking for a way to increase the value of your home and improve the ambiance at the same time, you need to think about installing a fireplace.

Fireplace mantels are one of the defining features of every type of fireplace. This is where the true aesthetic design of a fireplace is displayed.

What you do with your fireplace mantel says a lot about your interior decoration preferences. Read on to learn more about them.

Crafting Unique Fireplace Mantels

You can craft your fireplace mantel from a variety of different materials and incorporate a vast array of design schemes. The first thing you will need to decide is what kind of fireplace you desire to have.

If you live in a more urban setting an electric fireplace may make more sense for you than a traditional one. Not only will it save you money on wood, but it also provides a similar ambiance as a traditional fireplace.

Also, with an electric fireplace, there is no cleaning the flue or chimney. This saves you loads of time and money in fireplace maintenance.

If you are more of the traditional type, rustic fireplace mantels may work best for you. There is nothing better than curling up next to a roaring fire with a good book on a cold night.

Regardless of what type of fireplace you decide on, designing your fireplace mantel shelf is a thing in itself. You can use a variety of different materials such as stone, brick, or wood to craft your mantel.

There are also some synthetic material options out there to think about. Whatever you decide on for your mantel materials, make sure that they are heat resistant.

Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas

What your fireplace mantel is made of is only part of what makes it special. Fireplace mantel decor is what makes it your creation. Fireplace mantels became popular in the early 1800s.

Since that time they have become places to showcase awards, display your family crest and exhibit valuable or important art pieces.

Depending on the overall vibe you want to go for you can do all of these things with your mantel in modern times. If you want to go for a minimalist feel try putting up some simple candles.

For that old-timey look, put a prominent heirloom or portrait of a family member. These are a few fireplace mantel ideas. Your fireplace mantel is yours to design so make it a unique creation with some original decor.

Stay Cozy and Classy With a Fireplace Mantel

It is rare to find something that makes your home more comfortable, while also increasing its visual appeal.

Fireplace mantels are one of these rare things. Personalize your fireplace mantel and improve your home aesthetics.

Whether you need a new fireplace installed, or want a mantle refinished contact us today for all of your fireplace needs. We would be happy to give you a free quote about how much making your dream mantel would cost.