Buying a new fireplace for a home is a decision of major importance. As you probably know, a fireplace can easily cost thousands of dollars. However, a fireplace is usually good investment. Many home buyers view fireplaces as very desirable. Therefore, the fireplace you choose to have installed in your home can have an impact on the value of the property. Here are a few tips that will help you choose contemporary fireplaces.
Where Will You Install the Fireplace?
One factor that should impact your decision is where you plan on installing the fireplace. If you need an insert to replace a fireplace that doesn’t work or is inefficient, you will probably have an easy time choosing from contemporary fireplaces. However, since there are direct vent and vent-free fireplaces, there are many options for homeowners to choose from. Even if you don’t have a chimney or masonry fireplace, you can still buy a fireplace. Fireplaces that are vent-free can be installed just about anywhere in a home, including the master bedroom or the kitchen.
What Does Your Budget Look Like?
If you want to buy an electric insert to install in a fireplace that doesn’t work, you can expect to spend a few hundred dollars at the most. However, if you want to remodel your home and reinstall a full gas or wood-burning fireplace, you can expect to spend thousands of dollars. This is especially true if a chimney and venting are needed.
Why Do You Want the Fireplace?
Another factor that you should consider is why you want the fireplace in the first place. Some homeowners want a fireplace for aesthetic purposes while others want a fireplace to heat the home. If you just want realistic flames, you can just buy a fireplace or stove. The fireplace and stove can be gas or electric. However, if you want to heat your home, there are many options available to you. There are fireplaces that burn wood pellets, natural gas, oil, and propane as fuel. There are even some models that can use electricity as a source of energy.
How Much Warmth Do You Want?
A fireplace is a great way to heat a new room in your home without making changes to the central heating system. If you choose the correct fireplace, you can maintain or even reduce your central heating bills significantly.
Having a fireplace installed in your home can be an excellent decision for many reasons. Not only are fireplaces aesthetically pleasing, but they can also serve as a good source of warmth. For more information about how to choose a contemporary fireplace for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us.