3 Things to Know About Fireplace Mantels

A hearth has been a classic fixture in homes well before the era of HGTV or Jillian Harris and it’s easy to see why adding a fireplace mantel is such an attractive solution to giving your living space a fresh look. Beyond adding a focal point to your room, mantels are also a great way to create an inviting atmosphere, especially when the weather starts to cool off.

Here are a few things to consider, whether you’re a master at DIY projects or a newbie tackling their first home project:

The Function

Beyond providing a welcoming presence in your living room or master bedroom, it’s good to confirm how this feature will be used once it’s installed. Is the space above the mantel being used for a flat screen, or as an anchor for a mirror, purely for aesthetic purposes? Alternatively, will you need something deeper than the standard 8” mantle or cap in order to use the surface for more decorative purposes. If the latter sounds more appealing, the team at The Finishing Store & Millworks can recommend customized options that extend as much as two feet from the wall, giving you plenty of room to suit your décor needs.

The Look

From sleek to rustic, contemporary to retro, there are so many options for finding a mantle look. For the fan or modern décor, products like our Uptown and Tradesman mantels work well with clean and simplistic style. For something a little more classic, the Cambridge mantel is more complementary for a more traditional look. For more ideas and inspiration, be sure to visit our Pinterest page.

The Final Decision

Before making any final decisions, we highly recommend connecting with the experts at our Victoria and Nanaimo stores who can provide insight on all our mantel products and accessories, including high quality Maple, Oak, Fir, Walnut, Cherry, Pine, Jatoba, and paint grade wood,

Once you’ve found the perfect mantel for your home, our team can also assist with all the information needed to make the installation process quick and easy. For more questions on quality mantels, you can contact us at:

infovic@finishingstore.com. Start right, finish better!