If you are building your home or remodeling the one that you are in you are doing everything you can to create it to your specific taste and desires. This is your personal project and one of the few things in your life that you get to make all the decisions and call all the shots. You should be able to do all of this without any problems and to customize every piece of the home including your fireplace.
Many people are choosing a custom fireplace mantel because this is one of the most important features to their home. They want their fireplace to set itself apart from the crowd. They don’t want it to look like an ordinary fireplace – but to have a quality to it and a certain design that people will notice and want to talk about. This quality that shows the type of personality that you have.
Without a mantel a fireplace would look bare and would a bit of an eyesore. The best thing about choosing a custom fireplace mantel is that it allows you to be able to create it to match the look of your home without being confined to choosing a specific style from something that is already produced and finished.
Depending on the style of the rest of your home will depend on what materials you will want to use and the type of pattern you want it to have. You could add intricate carvings or just a simple design. You could use a wood fireplace mantel or opt for the antique fireplace mantel.
When building a custom fireplace mantel you can try to do it yourself or you can hire a contractor that you believe will be able to handle the job and get it done right. Talk closely with the contractor that you have chosen and tell them the design that you have in mind. They will be able to tell you whether or not the materials and designs you want will work together and how it will compliment each other.