Seville Legs with Parisian Shelf Stone Mantel
Shown in Smooth White Stone Finish, raised extra thick hearth with bottom trim and custom chase/overmantel design.
A home’s fireplace is often described by designers as the “central focal-point of any room.” It can command attention simply by its sheer size, but also by the simplicity or ornateness of the fireplace mantel. But what is your fireplace mantel saying right now? Is it slightly dated looking or dirty and stained from years of use, or has your current style changed and you are just looking for something new?
Cast stone mantels are a perfect solution for any fireplace rehabilitation project. Molds come in a variety of styles, from plain and simple to elaborate and eye-catching. No matter the aesthetics of your room, there is a design out there to fit your taste. Cast stone is a durable molding material which is often used in creating both fireplace mantels and overmantels. It is significantly lighter than natural cut stone, making it easier to work with as well as to install - and not to mention much more cost effective! Cast stone is also fire resistant meaning no extra space is needed between the fireplace and mantel. If you are concerned about the look, not to worry, cast stone is incredibly accurate at replicating the appearance of cut stone, with its natural forming pores and coloring. Most people can’t tell the difference and even prefer it. These mantels can also be completed in natural, honed or polished finishes which rage across several different color schemes. So it’s easy to match your room’s décor.
Now earlier I mentioned over mantels. Many times people don’t know what this or don’t even think about these wonderful additions to traditional fireplace mantels. An over mantel is a decorative structure or ornamental panel which sits above a fireplace mantel. They often times are complimented by centrally featuring either a mirror, artwork or, with today’s advances in electronics, a flat panel television. Also available in cast stone, these architectural design elements are a great way to complete the look of your fireplace.
Now, it’s time to get some inspiration and take a moment to look at these beautiful mantel projects which truly create one serious “Wow” factor!
'Extended' Venetian Stone Fireplace Mantel - Majestic Series
Shown in Sahara Veined Polished Stone Finish, flat square hearth, extended mantel breast and custom Regal Overmantel.