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Update Your Home Waith A New Fireplace Mantel

When it comes time to remodelling your space, a great way to add some wow factor to the room is with an updated fireplace mantel. Whether your fireplace is in the centre of your living space or a private one in the master bedroom, fireplace mantels are often a central feature of a room that can draw in the eye. Take some time to research your options with these straightforward guidelines.

How To Choose A New Fireplace Mantel

When it comes time to choose a new fireplace mantel, consider the look and feel of the rest of the room.  Unless you are purposefully trying to make a statement with the fireplace mantel that is different from the rest of the space, it’s important to have the look enhance the space, not distract from the room.

There are three main things to keep in mind when selecting a new mantel:

  • Style
  • Wood Type
  • Paint Colour

Mantels come in a variety of styles, from the contemporary to the classic. Some styles have more carved detail than others. Others are more simplistic. Pick a style that matches or enhances the moulding in your room. And remember, you can also mix and match the mantel cap with a different style of leg to add an extra feature.

Mantels come in several different types of wood. If you are looking for a naturally beautiful mantel, choose a wood that blends well with the colour scheme of the room. If you have wood floors, a natural wood can draw the eye from your floors to your new mantel. This gives your room a finished look.

There are many types of wood available. Common choices include:

  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Fir
  • Paint Grade Wood

There are more wood species available for the custom mantel:

  • Walnut
  • Cherry
  • Pine
  • Jatoba

If you plan to paint your mantel, choosing a paint grade wood that will give you the finish you need is recommended to bring out the best in your paint choice.

Other Considerations In Choosing A Mantel

Along with determining which style of mantel and which wood type works best for your home, you also need to consider size. In some cases, updating an existing fireplace might mean extending the mantel up and out. This can easily be accomplished by ordering a mantel extension.

Ordering Your New Fireplace Mantel

Updating your fireplace mantel is a relatively simple way to update a room. Don’t leave your hearth behind while the rest of your house gets remodelled.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the choices and options, connect with The Finishing Store experts as they can help you design your very own unique fire surround. The Finishing Store specializes in building mantels to customer specifications and each mantel is individually crafted. You have the ability to choose what style of mantel you would like, as well as the material it’s made from. The Finishing Store also carries Regal Mantels, which are built with the highest quality of materials available and make installation easy with a simple 3-step process. Perfect for even the most novice “do it yourselfer” who can complete an installation within 30 minutes.