As I have pointed out again and again, any custom work is more expensive than buying something built in a factory. Anything built in place on site, will cost significantly more than a factor-built equivalent that is simply put in place by you or your contractor. This also applies to fireplaces and mantels. The labor cost of building a fireplace on site, rather than inserting a pre-fabricated fireplace, will be very high. Building a mantel on site will add even more cost. Because labor is a huge part of the cost of any remodeling project or house addition, every opportunity to reduce labor costs will result in a savings. Just visit a few stores to find the style and size you want in your fireplace and mantel. You will have no trouble finding a style that fits the architectural design of your home. As I have pointed out again and again, any custom work is more expensive than buying something built in a factory. Anything built in place on site, will cost significantly more than a factor-built equivalent that is simply put in place by you or your contractor. This also applies to fireplaces and mantels. The labor cost of building a fireplace on site, rather than inserting a pre-fabricated fireplace, will be very high. Building a mantel on site will add even more cost. Because labor is a huge part of the cost of any remodeling project or house addition, every opportunity to reduce labor costs will result in a savings. Just visit a few stores to find the style and size you want in your fireplace and mantel. You will have no trouble finding a style that fits the architectural design of your home.

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