Does this type of fireplace have a name?? I what to attempt to put a mantel up, but I don't know how to even go about it. I don't even know if it's possible with this weird shaped fireplace
- dripLv 74 weeks ago
You would need to take the hood off I order to put up a shelf/mantle. You can not add a shelf with the way it is now.
I think it looks great as is. I would take the little frames out of the window notch and out in one piece. Something more dramatic that will stand out.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
I would go for 'Spanish Colonial' but 'eclectic' probably covers it. If you are intent on a mantel, form a square box edging rising from the weak-looking edge of the bell mouth to form a natural ledge. This would reduce the amount of 'flare' which is part of what makes it look odd. I would also lose the wall lights and the shrine but that's another issue. Since a picture is worth a thousand words this should give you an idea.
- skeptikLv 74 weeks ago
I don't know if the style has a specific name, but it looks like a traditional French country design.
Not all fireplace designs are intended to accommodate a mantel above the fire box. That one isn't.
You could add one at the bottom of the flare, but it would look weird. Typically, for a design like that, storage would be in an inglenook on either side.
- babyboomer1001Lv 74 weeks ago
I don't know what it's called. Where do you plan to put a mantel? It certainly would not go on or over or in this fireplace. It is not of the type of design where you have a mantel. If you want a shelf for something, put one elsewhere.