Mantels come in many materials: marble, cast stone and several different types of woods, and it can be hard to keep them straight. We’re here to help make the decision profess easier on you. We have narrowed it down to light, dark and something in-between so you can simply select an area that best describes your personal taste. Here are some of the most popular picks to help match your home décor.
With either book-top or side shelving cabinet surrounds, your fireplace will easily become a unique piece of furniture. A mantel surround does more than add additional shelving for a fireplace, though; it can also create an interesting focal point. Best of all, the mantel surrounds are available for both corner and wall fireplace units and can be used for electric, gas or wood fireplaces. We have compiled some of our most asked questions to help guide you to the decision that is best for you.
So, you have ordered the mantel and chosen the perfect fireplace insert for your home, but every time you look at the fireplace mantel you can’t shake the feeling that you’re missing something. What could it be? The answer is a simple and common one. In the rush to make the fireplace as perfect as possible for the home, many homeowners forget to add the small, homey touches to the surrounding area. To help you figure out what’s missing around your hearth, we have compiled a list of the top must-haves for your fireplace and mantel area.
Decorating for fall can seem like a challenge, especially for an outdoor patio area. To help keep the entertainment in the backyard, we’ve compiled some of these great fall patio decorating ideas including using autumn colors, hanging a wreath, and messing around with hay, pumpkins and gourds to channel the season.
Although the summer is winding down, more and more people are using their outdoor fire pit ring in to late autumn so they can continue to enjoy the outdoors despite the impending cool, crisp weather. A fire pit helps contain a fire so that everyone can safely enjoy the flame either in a backyard, a patio area or somewhere a little farther away from home, like a camping adventure. These designs can also be used in a covered area, such as a screened-in porch, throughout the year.
Gel fireplaces were introduced as ventless alternatives to wood or gas-burning fireplaces. While installation for the traditional wood or gas fireplaces can require heavy renovations to the home, gel fireplaces do not. They are also a perfect addition to a home that needs supplemental heat for only a short portion of the day. In addition, maintenance and upkeep are limited to routinely purchasing new cans so a flame can be produced.
Mantels Direct aims to provide superior products with modern design, and these Italian wood-fire ovens fit seamlessly into the blend. You and your guests can enjoy all your favorite breads, meats or pizzas in sleek, contemporary designed ovens in the convenience of your backyard or patio area. The larger ovens have storage space for the wood, while the smaller ones have wheels for easy storage throughout the year. Additional features can be found with the shelving space and brick or stone finishes. For a limited time, all these ovens are available with free shipping as well.
Marble work often brings to mind images of the immense and beautiful works of art the Romans and Greeks created. Similarly, marble fireplaces of today provide a timeless, stunning, and functional work of art that can be enjoyed in any home.
DIY projects have become very popular over the past few years. As a result, we have noticed more people wanting to install a full mantel or shelf mantel on their own. While each installation will vary in length of time it takes to complete, we can tell you from experience these projects are relatively simple to do!
It may seem odd, but many people start thinking about their fireplaces during the summer time. That’s because they want to have their fireplace ready to enjoy when the cool and chilly winter months arrive. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your fireplace mantel with a beautiful, elegant Cast Stone Mantel.