A Faux Mantel

The Silberez Life

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I call this our faux mantel because we don’t have a fireplace. When our house was being built, the fireplace was a $2,000 option. And the location of the fireplace would have cut into the only logical place for the TV. If we chose not to have it, not only would we save money (which I love) but we would also gain space for a larger TV (which Dan loves). Naturally, we decided to forgo the fireplace.

With that being said though, there is something about a fireplace that makes a house feel like a home. It adds warmth, charm and character. Hoping to incorporate those elements, we created a cozy little sitting area in our family room. The idea behind this area was, if we had a fireplace, that is where we would have wanted it to be. It has two comfy chairs, a side table and three floating shelves, which…

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