Fireplaces add beauty, allure, and natural charm to a living space. Whether you choose a wood-burning fireplace or a gas or electric one, these fireplaces also offer warmth when in use. You can put fireplaces inside your home and in your yard to add more value and entertainment to your living space, but should you?
Here is a guide to help you learn if you should put a fireplace in your home or yard, or if you should put your money into another home improvement project. All fireplaces you buy should be professionally installed for the best results in safety and appearance.
Do you have somewhere to put a fireplace?
A fireplace will take up more than a simple part of the wall. It will take up a good portion of the flooring as well for a hearth. If you have room for a fireplace indoors, then consider putting one in the main room of the house. Otherwise, fireplaces may not be best for your home's interior, or you may just want to have one installed outside where you have a fire pit already or an open area with a concrete or stone pad.
If you have a large space that you want to fill with something that is both alluring and functional, then a fireplace can be just what you need. Fireplaces can be used as a regular source of heat or just for backup heating as needed.
Do you spend lots of time outside?
How often do you use your outdoor patio or backyard space? Do you love to entertain and want to have fireplaces put in so you can make entertaining even more fun all times of the year? Do you think adding fireplaces to your backyard designs will increase your level of enjoyment with your living space? In many ways, adding a fireplace to your backyard entertainment area can make the space more fun to be in and can make cooking outdoors more engaging as well.
Speak to your fireplace installation professional about fireplaces and the different ways they can be installed. If you want a natural fireplace, then you will need a chimney and a hearth, while other fireplaces require less work to install. Your budget will help determine what fireplaces are best for you since you will be paying for the fireplace as well as labor and materials for installing the unit. This home addition can be beneficial to you in many ways if you choose the best fireplace for your needs.