How to Choose your Fireplace Mantel

A fireplace mantel is a beautiful addition to any room. They can add style, elegance, and a modern look that enhances the room to reach its full potential.w

hen searching for a fireplace mantel, many homeowners find themselves perplexed, and often overwhelmed by the huge selection of colours, designs, sizes and shapes available. to ensure that your fireplace mantel achieves its desired effect, there are several things you must consider.

Firstly, measurements are very important in ordering both a pre-constructed mantel, and a custom one. They determine the size, and shape available for the mantel, and this information is vital when searching for any mantel. Many home improvement stores offer instructions on how to properly measure the area around your fireplace. It is also possible to have a professional come and take the measurements. These measurements insure that your fireplace mantel fits cleanly, and properly around the fireplace.

Next, when choosing your fireplace mantel, you must consider what style would best compliment the room. Would a mantel with sharp corners, and tight edges suit your room? Or perhaps a large, elegant mantel with curving features bring out the best in the space available. it is important to look at the space around the fireplace, and the effect you want it to have before choosing a mantel.

Another important factor in choosing a mantel, is the materials used. Each material offers its own style, colour and effect. Plaster, Cast Stone, GFRC, GRG and Precast are only a few examples of the potential a fireplace holds. There are also a large variety of finishes and colours you can select from.

Choosing a fireplace mantel is a big step for any homeowner, and often times a difficult one.  A good mantel can bring out the best in any room, and its important to choose one that not only brings a new beauty to the room, but also enhances the features already there.

Visit   Petradesign.ca  for a full list of the mantels we offer, and more information on buying the right fireplace mantel.