Fireplaces are the centers of many of the beautiful homes. However, this was not always the case. For a good stretch of time, fireplaces served one purpose and one purpose only. That was of heating the home and cooking food. There was nothing decorative about them.
However, thanks to some amazing inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Count Rumford, fireplaces went from being merely functional, to becoming something that was decorative as well.
Fast forward a few years, and we arrive to the time of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. If any man is to be attributed with making fireplaces the center of the home, it has to be him. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fireside chats revolutionized the way that American families, and families around the world, viewed the fireplace.
While it is true that in some New Jersey homes, the fireplace is used to heat the home, its main focus is to be the focal point of the room. Fireplaces make rooms look grand. However, no fireplace would be complete without a beautifully designed mantel.
More times than not, it is the mantel that makes the difference between a fireplace looking functional and a fireplace looking like an elegant addition to the room that it is in. People constantly use their fireplace mantel as a way to show off photographs of their family, friends, and other loved ones. Keepsakes are often stored on top of fireplace mantles.
Obviously, since the fireplace and its mantel are the center of any room that it is in, it is important that the mantel is well designed. Nothing speaks to the beauty and elegance of a room as much as a hardwood mantel does.
We at All Custom Wood have years of experience designing and building expertly crafted all wood mantels. Our carpenters are professionals who are willing and eager to use their experience to work alongside you in designing your fireplace mantle. We realize that, as the center of your room, this fireplace mantel is something that all of your visitors, friends, and family will see. For this reason, it must be exceptional. We invite you to take a look at the gallery of work that we have done on fireplaces in other homes in the Tri State Area. Sit down with us, talk with us, and let us show you how we can use our expertise to make the mantel around your fireplace a beautiful focal point in your home.