Scolastica Siciliani. Fireplace. February 10th , 2018.
Some mantels can be purchased as a single unit through home improvement or fireplace stores. But to really reflect the personality of the homeowner and create a unique and interesting design deserving of being the focal point of a room, it should be built to custom specifications. There are a variety of companies that specialize in building fireplace mantels by hand to the customer‘s exact specifications and material. Such companies will often come directly to your home to take measurements and establish the overall design of the room so as to best create something that works within the space.
For instance, if you have an older home with a traditional fireplace, then a mantel made from natural wood or stone would be best suited to complement the fireplace. For a more contemporary home, a sleeker wood or laminate may best offset the beauty of the fireplace and make the type of statement befitting of your home. Most fireplace mantels are built alongside the fireplace when a new home is built. When a homeowner purchases a home and wishes to change the mantel, there are a number of ways in which to go about it.
This project can cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars (to do yourself) up to $10,000 depending upon the materials you use and the extent of the work required. Complete remodel Do you need your fireplace to become more completely integrated into your living space? Do you need ways to incorporate shelves, drawers, an LCD or flat panel TV, and audio visual equipment into your living space? You may want to build an entertainment center integrated with your fireplace. This is a high-end custom cabinet project and is your most expensive option, but the results can be stunning.
To create a real and beautiful rock fireplace design, homeowners are free to use the round ones. Being a hard and fire-resistant material, having this type of heating structure means your family and your home will be safe from fire hazards. But the downside is that this can be quite expensive to make because you may need to source the material from other areas or countries which will require a high shipping cost. If you‘re conscious of your budget, an alternative for you is to use the veneer or the flat and lightweight rock material. This is cheaper and easy to work with hence, you are assured of a finished rock fireplace of your dreams in just a day or two.
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