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Fireplace Enclosures – Handyman Repair Pro

Fireplace Enclosures

Fireplace enclosure

Fireplace Enclosures

Fireplace enclosures or mantels are the main focus of custom interior decoration. A mantel traditionally offers a unique opportunity to create a personal statement unique to the room. Historically the mantel defines the architectural style of the interior decor, whether it be traditional, classic, colonial, etc..

custom fireplace enclosure & mantelWood Mantel

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

Custom Fireplace Enclosures

With the advent of flat screen TVs many homeowners are opting to install them above a fireplace. A flat panel TV above a modern mantel is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Handyman Repair Pro can help with designing and building custom
fireplace enclosures by considering ventilation, electrical and mounting heights before installing a TV over your fireplace.

Fireplace mantel enclosure built in tvVentilation

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. 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.


Due to unsightly wires and electrical outlets, many homeowners are apprehensive about placing TVs above their mantels. While most new homes are wired for TVs, older residences often require electrical work to deal with this aesthetic concern. For a seamless look, wires, electrical boxes, etc can be hidden in the design of the fireplace enclosure.

Custom fireplace mantle, gas fireplace

Custom built fireplace enclosure mantle, gas fireplace

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