A fireplace has long been a favorite of everyone. They bring class and romance to any home just by merely being there. If you are considering building fireplace in your home, there are a few things that you need to consider before moving forward to make sure that the project goes as smooth as possible.
The National Board of Realtors recently supported a study that found that adding a fireplace increase the value of a home as much as 12%. A whopping 60% of all new single home construction includes at least one fireplace. Fireplaces are definitely on the “want” list of home shoppers.
One of the first things that has to be done when you are considering putting in a fireplace is to check with your township or city for zoning regulations. There may be certain guidelines that have to be met that will need to be known before once brick is set. There will also more than likely be some permits that must be obtained as well.
The most popular choice remains the natural wood fireplace. The problem is that unless it is modified, most of the heat that is generated goes right up the chimney. There are things that can be done to prevent this and actually get some of that hot air circulated so that the whole home can benefit from it.
Gas fireplaces are another popular option and don’t require the manual labor and clean up that a wood burning fireplace does. Many come with switches or even remote controls to turn them off and on. These hearths also can be put in almost any room in the house as long as they are directly vented.
Last but not least, you have to consider the mantel as the piece de resistance. Without the proper framing, it is just another fireplace. More than likely, the fireplace will immediately be the center of attention and you should create a look that will warrant that attention. Choose something that compliments the rest of the home and the next cold evening you face will be done so with a proud smile on your face.
Building a outdoor fireplace is a regular option for so many homeowners who enjoy the extra comfort and warmth which they provide. Take a look at our webpage at Build fireplace for added info.
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