Your fireplace should be the focal centerpiece of the room. If your hearth area looks so old and outdated you should consider a facelift! One of Blue Ridge Chimney Services favorite ways to change your existing fireplace is with a new mantel. We also offer a wide variety of new Napoleon stoves and fireplace inserts as part of the comprehensive professional fireplace and stove services. This includes maintenance, repair, sales, and installation that we provide to the Shenandoah Valley area.

If your existing fireplace is structurally sound but does not make the kind of decor statement that you want, consider a new mantel or surround. Our experienced and certified professionals can work with you to design a refreshing new mantel and fireplace surround. Whether your tastes are classic and traditional or you want a totally new look, we can create the fireplace of your dreams. Get started on this home improvement project with some of these ideas for a new mantel. Mantels can transform the looks of your living space in an easy and beautiful way.

glass vases on mantelWhat are my options for replacing my fireplace mantel?

A fireplace mantel is simply a decorative frame for your firebox and is designed to match your home’s atmosphere. If your home was built after World War II, you likely have a plain mantel with simple brickwork. According to This Old House, this can be a blank slate for you to update the look of your hearth. Having a mantel custom built to your specs gives you the most flexibility in the designing process, but if you are on a budget or have time concerns, prefabricated mantels are available in a variety of materials and styles.

Another option for updating your fireplace front is to install a salvaged antique mantel. Modern fireboxes are usually wider than the average older mantel, so keep a copy of your firebox’s measurements on hand.

What can I expect from a fireplace renovation from Blue Ridge Chimney Services?

To begin, our experienced and certified chimney professionals will inspect your existing fireplace to see what we can do to update the mantel and surround. We will show you different material options, and we will help you design the fireplace of your dreams. If we find issues that require your fireplace front to be rebuilt, we can construct a new one too. Soot and smoke stains could also make your hearth look dirty and unattractive, and we can use Paint N Peel Fireplace Cleaner to give your fireplace a pick-me-up that makes a huge difference in how the whole room appears.

No matter what your budget may be, we can give you the fireplace of your dreams.

A new fireplace mantel is a great way to update your home decor this spring. Contact us today at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to schedule a hearth design consultation appointment with our expert staff.