Whether you’re building a fireplace mantle from scratch, or want to modernize an older one in your home, changing the mantle can remake the entire room. Often the visual centerpiece of a space, not to mention the central gathering area, your mantle can say a lot about your space and about you. Plus, who wants to be staring into a fire while the outdated materials around that fire drive you crazy?
From a traditional brick setting to a modern raised firebox set into a sleek wall, the choices abound. And recreating the mantle is easier than you think, especially with a contractor to professionalize the task. Many contractor choices are available right at your fingertips here on CalFinder. With a working fire hole and chimney already in place, you can completely reconstruct the style of your mantle, adding extra seating with a large structure, or paring down to industrial-chic minimalism. You can literally have exactly what you want. Check out our photo gallery below for ideas, tips and inspiration.
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