We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
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When homeowners decide to remodel their fireplace there are often two main components to consider: the stone surrounds and the mantel. While there are many options in stone choices from river rock to brick to field stone, many feel that they are stuck installing a standard wood mantel. Recently though the industry has made huge strides in introducing more unusual options for the mantel.
Here are four unique mantel choices that are popular right now:
Antique – Reclaimed mantels are a great way to add a distinctive elegance to the home while recycling items that would otherwise be discarded. These beautifully-carved works of art can be found at estate sales, auction houses, and even junkyards. Using an antique mantel is a great way to incorporate a one-of-a-kind piece to your home.
Marble – Marble is a great option not only for its beautiful appearance but also for its strength and durability. Each piece of marble is unique in both its coloring and appearance and can add a contemporary feel to the home.
Stainless Steel – Want a modern, clean look? If so, stainless steel may be your best material choice. It is lightweight, easy to work with, and can be shaped to fit a number of sizes. Be aware though that stainless steel heats up quickly and should not be placed too close to the hearth.
Log – The rustic look is huge right now. Using a reclaimed log can create a rustic, homey feel to the room while adding warmth to the fireplace. Many often choose to keep the log in its natural form to further add character to the space.
If you have a desire to refinish your fireplace but don’t know where to start, contact the design team at Lindemann Chimney Service. With over 40 years in the industry, we can suggest timeless traditional choices or introduce you to more cutting-edge options for your mantel and fireplace surrounds. Our expert craftsmen can help see your project through to the end ensuring a fireplace that is not only functional but also a beautiful fixture to the home.