How High Should a Fireplace Mantle Be?

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While there are not any set rules that say a fireplace mantel should be so high from the fireplace, a mantel that is a foot above the fireplace may just look awkward. The whole idea behind the mantel is to allow the fireplace to fit into the rest of the room. Otherwise the fireplace just looks like a hole in the wall. The mantel generally sits about 6 inches high from the top of the fireplace up the wall, and sticks out no more than an inch and a half.
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A fireplace mantle can be as high or low as you like. Make sure it is high enough to withstand heat from the fireplace. Some people allow 12 inches all around. You can find more info at: www.extremehowto.com
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