When you think of a fireplace, most people don’t think of the area where the fire burns - they think of the decorative mantel or surround that completes the “look.”
The mantel is the border around the fireplace that is often decorated to give the fireplace some character in an ornamental fashion. Historically, it derived from medieval times that involved a hood to disperse smoke, but in modern times it serves as a majestic ornamental border that frames the fireplace and facing, and designs can be elaborate and artistic.
A mantel traditionally provides an opportunity for the designer or architect to produce a personal statement especially unique to the room they’re involved in designing. In current times, the homeowner is empowered with that choice of making their own unique statement of character.
Whether you want your mantel to make a statement or you want it to add a classic touch to your room’s decor, Carter Custom Construction has over 20 years of experience in designing custom mantels, surrounds, custom cabinetry, masonry, and more, to make your home look as impressive as it is comfortable. Let’s talk and discuss some of your options.
And there are many options to choose when it comes to mantels and surrounds. The surround (often called the filler panel) is a frame that “surrounds” the firebox, and of course it must be made up of noncombustible material. The hearth is the floor area of the fireplace.
Here are a few of the materials that we use in creating a custom fireplace mantel, surround, and hearth:
• Cultured and Natural Stone Finish • Tile and Slate • Marble and Granite • Reclaimed wood • Architectural Sheet Metal
We’ve got over 20 years of experience designing and building custom fireplace mantels and surrounds - let’s talk about your ideal fireplace, and let’s make it a reality!
Also be sure to check out our Idea Gallery for more Mantel Design photos, Fireplace pictures, custom cabinetry, and more!
We proudly work with some of the best Mantel and Surround manufacturers in the industry:
"The staff was all very friendly and helpful! They were very informative when trying to decide which fireplace would work best for us.”
- Angie D., Plymouth MN
Call us today at 651-653-0190 for a FREE consultation and estimate to find out how we can enhance your interior for maximum enjoyment on your new fireplace!