Our previous house was a historic 1929 bungalow. The walls were painted Greige by Sherwin Williams , and lastly, the floors were updated with new carpet. I wanted a more traditionalâ€ hearth and we had extra brick from the house, so it seemed like a perfect idea to me ðŸ™‚ Previously, there was just white (stained with soot) tile and white wood columns on each side with a small mantle at the top.
When ordering a mantel from Agee Woodworks, you may submit the measurements above or email a photo of your fireplace to Agee Woodworks so they can determine what areas need to be measured. Wiring from a wall switch is run under the mantle to both sides of the fireplace for the final test fit.
Opt for such a feature if you have an open floor plan and you want to gain a bit of privacy in the living room or if you think a fireplace would look great in both the living room and the dining area. Installing a new fireplace mantel – either buying one for the first time or replacing an existing one – does not take as much work as you think.
Maybe one year you and your family decided to visit a major city during the holiday season, such as New York or Washington D.C., and you have an exquisite souvenir that would make a beautiful centerpiece for your Christmas decorated fireplace mantel.
The very finish of your fireplace tool set, wood holder, andirons and firebacks pull together your complete look. While it is not really necessary to finish a mantel after you install it, it does make the job easier if you do this while it is on the wall; it is similar to painting any other wood trim.