Fireplace mantel kits to gather around at home
Every home needs a hearth – a central area where the family gathers to read, play, and live. For most homes, this place is the living room with the television as the warm glowing beacon to which the members of the family can orbit about. For other homes it might be the dining room where everyone can gather for meals and spirits. If you want to take a more traditional route, the fireplace is an exquisite option to orient your home about. Instead of having the constant buzz of the television, fireplaces simply offer a warm and quiet area to relax or converse. In most homes, the fireplace can be found in the living room or the library, but outside of the cold season, they haven’t much use.
During the winter, the colder nights and holidays justify making a fire, but chimney smoke is rather detrimental to the ozone layer. Due to the growing concern with global warming and personal responsibilities to live green, you should refrain from lighting your fireplace, save for special occasions. One environmentally friendly option is to purchase an indoor fireplace mantel kit. Fireplace mantel kits bring real flames into your home and can be safely lit year round.
Fireplace mantel kits come in flat and corner designs, so you can easily select one that fits perfectly in your home. They also have the additional function of creating a space for setting decorations in your home. Mantels can be adorned with vases, plants, mirrors, portraits, photographs, and clocks. Really, any conversation piece that you’d like for guests to see will fit strewn about the fireplace, as that is likely where you’ll be entertaining following meals. Even during the warmer seasons, fireplaces lend a classic and rustic appeal to any home.
Written by Asher Briggs