Each room in a home has a certain feel. A kitchen for instance has a different feel as well as a different function than a family room. Many things attribute to this. It may be the color or the texture. One feature of many rooms is the fireplace. This is normally an eye catching main element to many rooms.
On occasion though, fireplaces become a forgotten focal point because furniture arrangements or the needs of the family have changed. If you are in the midst of a remodel, you might want to think about what wood fireplace mantels can do for your room. In many cases, the design of the mantel sets the tone for the entire room.
The choice that is made for a particular room will depend in many case on the use of that room. If you have a kitchen with an attached seating area that has a fireplace, the construction of the fireplace should be taken into account when selecting a mantel. If the fireplace is constructed of natural stone, in many cases these colors will be taken into account in the completion of the rest of the room.
A carved mantel may reflect the homeowners love of animals or changing seasons. A rustic mantel may set the stage for a early American design for a kitchen or sitting room. Sometimes a wood mantel is taken from the property where the house was built giving the home a homey feeling.
Whatever your choice, wood fireplace mantels set the stage for a room for years to come. take the time to choose this item carefully as this item is not readily changeable.