Do feel like your mantel is outdated or understated? Fireplace mantels can be the focal point of your room and a valuable part of your design. Mantels are often left untouched because homeowners are unsure how to revamp this permanent feature. The following are some ideas to help you update and refocus the design of your fireplace along with some helpful tips for a DIY installation.
If you're looking for a DIY fireplace installation, we recommend purchasing a pre-cut mantel kit found at any major home hardware store. We like using a pre- cut mantel kits because your mantel will be stained and assembled custom to your fireplace without the custom mantel price. The mantel kits come with step-by-step instructions, but for a more detailed guide, click here.

The following mantel keeps a traditional style with tile accents. It is an elegant addition to any classic or traditional home. The neutral colors of cream and white make this mantel timeless and any redesign in the future will be seamless.

The mantel featured below is a unique and simple way of combining old and new. The exposed brick keeps the farm country charm while the simplistic mantel made of solid walnut gives a modern flare.

Whether you opt for a DIY mantel, a custom designed mantel, or a simple revamp of your already existing mantel, the furnishings are just as important as the fixture itself. Remember to keep the décor streamlined with the rest of your room's design. Hopefully now you'll have an eye-catching focal point you won't be ashamed to show off! For best and safest results, we recommend using a professional handyman for your mantel installation project. To find your local Mr. Handyman, click here.