Builders, interior designers, masons, architects, and other companies involved in residential real estate are taking notice of a recent spike in DIY projects. Homeowners are looking for ways to beautify homes in their spare time and remodeling their houses as a hobby or to save on cost. Because of this trend, many companies are meeting DIYers halfway by designing and manufacturing products which they can assemble and install at home with minimal work or experience. These DIY products allow homeowners to feel good about installing professional products by themselves. DeVinci Cast Stone is one of these companies, and we have designed an entire line of DIY mantels with ease of installation, affordability, and superior aesthetics in mind.

DIY Mantels are a Popular Option

Fireplaces are a popular focus for home remodels and refinishes because they are often located in a central location and can make the first impression of the home. Because of this, sprucing up a fireplace is a great way to add elegance and even equity back into a home. As part of this trend, some people have even achieved this by installing faux fireboxes with DIY mantels. This is because in smaller homes mantels can be used to achieve certain aesthetics. And it can achieve them without breaking the bank or without having to meet certain obligations that fire code requires. For instance, needing a hearth when there is not enough space. In addition, they could be used for installing a firebox into an apartment where a proper chimney cannot be installed after the building has been built

 

DIY vs. Professionally-Installed Mantels

The development of DIY mantels has come a long way. Because of this, DeVinci Cast Stone has worked tirelessly to create a versatile design. Our aim is to fit many different scenarios to achieve the look that our clients desire. They are offered in Buff or Pearl colors and come in twelve different designs. The designs range from Transitional, like the Classic, to Modern styles, like the Newport or Elemental.

Choosing between DIY mantel installation and hiring a professional mason to install in your house is largely a matter of personal preference. DeVinci Cast Stone is one of the nation’s premier cast stone fireplace mantel companies, and also owns a commercial cast stone company called DeVinci Precast, which is APA certified and has received many awards for excellence from the Architectural Precast Association.

 

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With DeVinci’s extensive experience from crafting cast stone mantels and large-scale commercial projects, we have carefully thought out the installation procedures. As a result, we designed these mantels to have a straightforward, uncomplicated, and painless installation that anyone can achieve.

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DeVinci Cast Stone mantels evoke a sense of elegance with the highest quality glass-fiber reinforced concrete but make the seemingly daunting task of installing a cast stone fireplace surround without being a skilled mason manageable to everyone from the average homeowner, to a general contractor.

DeVinci has created many documents to aid in these installations, and they can be found on our website. As a result, between installation guides, FAQs, videos, and the support services provided by the DeVinci sales team, one cannot go wrong by trying their hand at a DeVinci DIY mantel. Contact us to speak with someone on our team about our DIY mantels today.