Fireplaces / October 15, 2018 / Ellen Lombardi.
You found that perfect fireplace. The unique fireplace mantle is going to look fabulous, and you can’t wait to show it off. So what are your options?
Custom and unique instead go hand in hand although they don’t always have to. If you want exclusive, you’ll get the most flexibility with a custom mantle that is built precisely to what you want. It can cost you anywhere from $2500 to $6000 depending on the material, style, size, and more.
Choose your builder wisely to ensure you get the finished product you want. Remember you pay for what you get so don’t cut corners here. Custom gives you a shot at having a fireplace that’s not like others.
2. Salvaged Antique
Can make a wonderfully unique piece and an antique mantel can a placed in a traditional or trendy room. The carved detailing on these mantles will leave you speechless and so might the price. Expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $5000 and then another $1000 to have it correctly installed.
Chances are you will require some modifications such the older ones are usually much narrower. However, a little bit of creativity and you’ll have it looking great.
3. Prefabricated Mantel
If you are on a budget, this is the best way to go giving you the best value for your money. You’ve got plenty of different style and materials to choose from, and you can find a prefab manual for as little as $300 or as much as a few thousand.
Your prefab will arrive in a few pieces, and they leave you some wiggle room with about 3 inches that you can adjust. Have a look online you’ll discover a selection that’s endless. Finding the perfect one for your room is only a mouse click away.
4. Marble Mantel
Marble can present a unique finish. Handcrafted marble has a presentation like no other material, and you’ll never be disappointed with the look. It does cost a bit more than some of your other options, but it’s worth every dime!
5. Stone Mantel
There is nothing quite as beautiful and relaxing as the look of natural stone. Moreover, if you are looking for unique, then the stone is an excellent option. Moreover, it works with any decor whether it is traditional or modern adding a very earthen touch. Stone looks good in a family room, at a cabin, or a lodge. It will add the perfect rustic finish.
Any fireplace is a nice addition to a room, but a unique one can do so much more. It can set the mood, complete the decor, add a sense of calmness or relaxation, and of course, if it’s unique, it’s memorable. Moreover, the individual doesn’t have to cost a lot more.
So if you are in the market for a fireplace, take your time, spend some time exploring different options, and then you’ll be ready to choose that unique fireplace that’s perfect for your room. So are you prepared to go shopping?