Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Online Operation? No
One of the hottest home improvements rightnow is upgrading or installing new gas fireplaces. Most newly installedfireplaces have on thing in common: they require a mantel to suit thefireplace. Building and installing custom fireplace mantels is a greatbusiness to start for a person who has expertise in construction, ormore specifically, cabinetmaking.
This sort of business can easily bestarted for less than $1,000 and be operated right from a truck or van.In terms of marketing the mantels, there is an endless supply ofpotential customers who can provide you with work, includinghomebuilders, interior designers, renovation companies, gas fireplaceretailers, architects, and utility companies.