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Antique Fireplace Mantels

Are you looking to change your plain old boring fireplace mantel? Well if youíre thinking about setting up an antique fireplace mantel that will go with the classy theme the rest of your house has, donít fret it can be easily achieved. These are timeless and sophisticated mantels that have long ago been associated with mansions and palaces. But now you can get that same look in your home. If you have an older home that is colonial then an antique fireplace would look great, because it will create an historic presence. The vintage mantels werenít built for todayís fireplaces, so even if you buy one from an antique or salvage store you would still have to make some adjustments to it. For the most part, the mantels tend to be a lot bigger, so youíll have to get them trimmed.

It would be wise to have the dimensions of youíre fireplace with you when you go to the store. So you get one that would fit your fire place. As for accessorizing your mantel, you should keep with the vintage theme and put antique bottles or miniature sculptures. Once the mantel is in your room, if you feel it looks clustered, donít worry. By putting a mirror on the mantel it can create an illusion that the room is big.

It is really important that before you do any sort of construction that you verify the building and fire codes. These mantels are quite expensive, so consider hiring someone to do it. Experts say that this type of job is for professionals only. But look at it this way, if you decide to sell your house, having a fireplace of this magnitude can increase the value of your home. So now you can go out and get that antique mantel youíve always wanted.


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