Having a beautiful fireplace sets a nice intimate atmosphere for your home. In addition to keeping your house warm in the winter, it can also be the area where you would kick back and relax while reading a good book. Many of the newer built houses do not come with the traditional fireplace so some people add an electric fireplace mantel for cosmetic purposes. These mantels operate with or without heat, depending on the time of year. If you are the romantic type, and you would like to impress your guess, investing in a fireplace mantel may be perfect for you.