Fireplace Mantel

Fireplace Enclosure
Custom fireplace enclosure

Fireplace Mantel A fireplace mantel, or mantels, are the main focus of custom interior decoration. Firstly, a mantel traditionally offers a unique opportunity to create a personal statement unique to the room. Secondly, historically the mantel defines the architectural style. Thirdly, the interior decor determines the style whether it is traditional, classic, colonial, etc..  

custom fireplace enclosure & mantel
Wood Mantel

Solid wood that has its natural composition can be an excellent way to add depth. Also solid wood adds character to a fireplace mantel. Additionally placement and stacking of the wood elements create a multilayered effect. Lastly, wood additions such as pilasters, trim, molding, corbels, and pillars provide options for ornate, sophisticated decor.  

Fireplace mantel enclosure built in tv
Custom Fireplace Mantels

With the advent of flat screen TVs many homeowners are opting to install them above a fireplace. Firstly, a flat panel TV above a modern mantel is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Secondly, design must consider ventilation, electrical and mounting heights before installing a TV over your fireplace. In addition Handyman Repair Pro can help with the design and building custom fireplace mantels.


fireplace mantel
fireplace mantel

By designing recesses a TV can be mounted flush with the enclosure design, retaining ample space for ventilation. This method works especially well above fireplaces because it shields the TV from the heat of an active fire. Also another option is to install your TV on a pull or slide out system, which allows easy access to the back of the panel for cleaning, dusting or reconfiguring of components.


Fireplace enclosure mantle, gas fireplace
Custom built fireplace enclosure mantle, gas fireplace

There may be unsightly wires and electrical outlets. Therefore many homeowners are apprehensive about placing TVs above their mantels. Also while most new homes are wired for TVs, older residences are not. In addition they require electrical work to deal with this aesthetic concern. In conclusion for a seamless look, wires, electrical boxes, etc can be hidden in the design of the fireplace enclosure.  

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Custom fireplace mantle, gas fireplace
Custom built fireplace enclosure mantle, gas fireplace

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