Open home layouts are becoming staples for modern homes, but as they’ve become more popular finding a fireplace mantel that can complement such a versatile room plan can feel exhausting. For those instances when a standard mantel size won’t work, there are several special mantel options available. Whether you want one for a kitchen, column, or a simple wall accent, a mantel shelf, shelf cap, or U-shaped mantel will effortlessly complement your home decor.
A mantel shelf is perfect as a simple, modern feature in any home.
The Mantel Shelf
A mantel shelf is a basic, yet modern accent that can easily adorn any area of your home. Available in several wood types like oak, maple, and poplar for painting, or cast stone and timber designs, mantel shelves are easy to install and made to accent fireplaces or fireboxes, while providing convenient shelving. Even better, they will not overpower the room design and can be used for wood-burning, gas, or gel fireplace areas.
The Shelf Cap
Very similar to a mantel shelf, a shelf cap is a specialized mantel element that extends or divides an area. You could consider a shelf cap for open floor plans that need separation between the kitchen and living area, or as an extension of a cabinet area in a bar. A shelf cap will provide a functional and attractive setting that is ideal for a homeowner who loves to entertain.
The U-Shaped Fireplace Mantel
A U-shaped fireplace mantel is perfect for “wrap around” areas in your home. For example, if there is a bump out column separating your dining room and living room, a U-shaped mantel could be easily installed to warm both areas. Using the custom dimension worksheet, you’ll need to measure the desired inner lengths of the right, left, and front sides of the area. Your fireplace mantel can be easily customized in both design and size, ensuring it’s a perfect fit for your home.