A-1 Custom Fireplace Mantels and Surrounds
We live in Wisconsin, and if you have got one or more fireplaces in your home, you know how much use those fireplaces and their surrounds get during our long, cold winters. So, if you would like to give your fireplace that special something that makes it the centerpiece of any room, allow us to design and build the perfect custom surround that will give your entire room not only character, but a soul of its own. With our unique custom abilities, we can give personality to any room and create a warm, inviting space that welcomes your family and friends with richness and comfort.
Whether you are looking for a unique fireplace mantel, a full surround, or a complete wall of custom cabinetry for displaying your treasures, we will work with you to design the perfect fit for your room. Picture a classic stone hearth surrounded by warm cherry wood with beautiful grains and profiles. Imagine quaint little niches to display family portraits and keepsakes. Whatever your dreams, we can make them come true. The fireplace is the heart of any home, and the surrounding space should enhance the soothing glow of the crackle and burning embers.
Types of Fireplace Mantels
When it comes to selecting a fireplace mantel, you definitely have choices. Mantels come in many different types of material, shapes, sizes, and construction. Common makes of fireplace mantels include: wood, marble, stone, antique-styled, fireplace surrounds.
Wood mantel pieces are often stained or painted. Marble mantel shelves provide a unique elegance that is completely different from any other material. The goal is to select the one that matches your existing home and fireplace decor.
Wood Fireplace Mantels
Wood is the fundamental essence of creating a luxurious room and when you meld it with your fireplace you create a room that is filled with peace and warmth. No other single home amenity has more impact on creating atmosphere than a fireplace. Let us help to make sure your fireplace is surrounded by elegance, beauty, and personality for those chilly winter nights filled with warm drinks, great music, and the people you love most.
You have a lot of choices if you are interested in a wood fireplace mantel. Solid wood mantels are the best quality and have a tendency to age well. Wood mantels can be made of engineered wood, known as MDF, or have a wood veneer on them. Both are usually made to mimic solid wood. They can be very attractive and are usually very durable as well. Most engineered wood mantels do not have a grain to them so they can be altered without damage to the mantel. Veneers are inexpensive when they are laid over less expensive materials, but when they are used to display a stunning grain pattern they can get pricey.
Most of our traditional wood fireplace mantels are made to order whether they are standard or custom sized fireplace surrounds. We are here to provide you with the best products and service the industry can offer.
Fireplace Decorating Ideas
Whether you have a wood-burning, gas, or electric fireplace, you can consider these ideas for your fireplace decorating:
Fireplace Theme: Fireplace mantel decor should blend with the rest of your room. If you pick colors that will stand out, stay in the same color tone as your current decorations. Pick pieces that complement the style of the room.
Use Symmetry: Try to balance with color, shapes, or sizes; for example, balance a vase with candles of similar height at either end of the mantel.
Try Layering: You do not want your mantel to look cluttered, but by using items of different heights and shapes you can create texture and depth.
Art Decor: Try to prop art or mirrors against the mantel for more casual, interesting fireplace mantel decor.
Nature: Driftwood, shells, pressed leaves, and dried flowers can give you striking fireplace mantel decor look for less.
Mantel Clock: A mantel clock is always the traditional option if you're having trouble with your fireplace mantel decor.
Mantel decorating will give you the opportunity to add your personality to the room with a fireplace.
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