It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace
Whether you’re sitting by the fire roasting marshmallows for s’mores or you’re drinking a cool beverage as you watch your favorite sports team, fireplaces can be an essential piece to any home. They bring unity, harmony and comfort within a space and to the people who surround it.
But when is the last time you actually paid close attention to the upkeep of your fireplace? The truth is, it may be time for you to upgrade to a new and innovative fireplace. Here are a few reasons why.
Add Luxury to Your Home with A Fireplace Remodel
Fireplaces offer more than just a heat distributing function; they are the centerpiece of many living rooms and outdoor spaces. The fireplace is often the focal point within a space and everything placed in the room is centered around it. Thus, it is important to consider a remodel on a dated fireplace to fit the design, style, and usability within your home. Besides, would you really want your guests to sit and stare at a dusty, old fireplace?! We didn’t think so.
Save Money with A Fireplace Remodel
We bet you didn’t know that the outdated fireplace sitting in your living room is actually eating your monthly utility bill. Yeah, that’s right! Old fireplaces are known to be drafty and heat often escapes through the chimney top. So, when you think you’ve saved money by not replacing your fireplace – think again! There are several ways to fix this problem and no, not all of your options involve a full renovation. You can simply install a gas-set or wood-burning insert into your pre-existing fireplace opening to eliminate the draft issue. These new features are highly efficient and function better overall, heating larger areas than the traditional fireplace.
Improve the Resale Value of Your Home by Upgrading Your Fireplace
Did you know that approximately 40% of homebuyers are more than willing to pay a higher amount for a home with a fireplace? It’s almost obvious when considering the amount of family pictures taken in front of the mantle each year! This explains why it is crucial to upgrade your fireplace when trying to sell your home. The overall value increases and viewers are immediately attracted to the authenticity and personalization of the space, which separates your home from other houses on the market.
Here’s another valuable idea: install an electric or gas insert into your fireplace. They are more energy efficient and do not emit any smoke. This eco-friendly feature will surely stand out on the ‘for sale’ listing!
Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic Appeal
Design trends come and go but having a fireplace in a home is a feature that we don’t predict will ever go out of style! However, the mantle and surround can become outdated, so that is something to keep in mind when renovating your home. Rearrange the overall look of your mantle or completely redesign its structure to suit your new style. There are a plethora of mantle upgrade options and surround styles to choose from!
Upgrading Helps with Fireplace Safety
As kids, we were told not to play with fire. But with that saying comes a lot of meaning and substance. Not only is it unsafe to ‘play’ with fire, but it is also unsafe to disregard flammable units as inherently safe. Yes, we’re talking about your fireplace! When was the last time you did any sort of check-up or maintenance on your fireplace? We guarantee your answer is slim to none, just like the majority of us, but it’s ok – that’s why we’re here.
Upgrading your fireplace to contain a gas or electric insert is a very safe option for a family with kids or pets. Inserts are fully enclosed which means that flames are protected and out of reach. This is a great feature to have to improve your home efficiency, safety, and overall aesthetic while remaining secure and invulnerable to potential dangers.
There are numerous types of fireplaces, from electric and wood to gas and gas inserts, each holding significant importance and value in a home. It’s up to you to decipher which will suit your lifestyle best. You don’t have to do it alone though, Construction Resources can help make the decision process a little easier.