A fireplace mantel can be the focal point of any room and is an architectural detail that homeowners should pay attention to. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry offers quality wood fireplace mantels that fit any home design and will add a unique touch to your home. Small details like a mantel can put your home above the rest and increase its value.
Mantels are a place to let your personality shine and are often used to display family photos or holiday decorations. Make your home design complete with a quality fireplace mantel from Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry.
Choosing The Right Mantel Size
Just like any other home element, having the right fireplace mantel measurements will ensure that the element looks fit for your space. Taking measurements around the fireplace and the wall it will be placed on will be helpful for Rasmussen to design your perfect mantel.
Determine the size of your mantel by determining the width, height, and depth of the mantel. Your mantel needs to be wider than the fireplace and the depth should be wide enough to fit items on top of it (around 6-7 inches).
The mantel should not overpower the fireplace or the room that it is in, but rather enhance it. Taking proper measurements of the room will help you avoid this. Smaller rooms do better with modern small mantels and bigger rooms do well with surrounds with darker wood. Homeowners who are not sure which mantel will fit best, Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry can help you choose the best mantel for your needs.
Different Fireplace Mantel Styles
Choosing a mantel style comes with a few different options. Your fireplace mantel will need to match the design of the rest of your home. Common mantel designs have been geared toward more of a modern or rustic design in recent homes.
Additional fireplace mantel styles include traditional and transitional. Any mantel style homeowners choose can be made into any color and made of wood, stone, or other material. Wood mantels are the most common material used for fireplace mantels because it comes in a variety of colors and can be stained as well. Wood is highly durable and versatile but should be placed with enough space around the flames in order to avoid fires.
If you are looking for a natural and earthy feel, a modern or transitional mantel style will be best for you. Traditional mantels are classic and often have more detail that is hand carved. These details will add depth to your home. Rustic fireplace mantels make your home feel cozy and warmer. Your guests will feel welcomed with a rustic fireplace decorated with personal knick-knacks to showcase your personality.
Working with a custom cabinet designer will give you a higher quality mantel and peace of mind knowing that it is going to last long past your living in the home. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry works hard to pay attention to every detail and create mantels and cabinets that will be timeless.
Fireplace Mantels Vs. Surrounds
The difference between a fireplace mantel and a surround is simply that a surround covers three sides of your fireplace. Surrounds are more decorative and help encapsulate the firebox. These can be made of a variety of materials and usually are made in a more historical and ornate design.
Mantels are only featured above the fireplace. Usually resembling a shelf, fireplace mantels can be simple or ornate, as mentioned with the different styles. No matter the atmosphere you are going for, Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry is here to help our clients draw up any fireplace mantel design and work to fit it into your home. Our fireplace mantles are one of a kind, so your home is sure to feel and look unique.