Fireplaces are commonplace in homes. However, you shouldn’t install a fireplace solely because you see it in another house. First, consider what it brings to the space so you can learn how it will help you. A fireplace will make a big impact on your home, and that impact can be for the better. Browse these reasons to install a fireplace in your home to see why it may be the perfect upgrade for your property.
Finding value in any new addition to the home, from fireplaces to tables, ensures you don’t fill empty space with clutter. Too much empty space in a home creates a feeling of emptiness. Thankfully, you can carefully use that empty space to add personal touches to the aesthetics. A new fireplace brings an upscale visual appeal, especially if you work with a reliable installation team.
The hand-crafted designs of high-quality fireplaces create something truly eye-catching out of empty space. The more you focus on each specific part of the fireplace, the more you can use it to your advantage. For example, at Old World Stoneworks, we create cast stone fireplace overmantels that mimic limestone to bring intriguing textures and colors to the setup. That way, you can bring unique beauty to the space. The orange glow of the fire itself also creates a serene, moody atmosphere at home, which is ideal for relaxation time.
One of the reasons that a beautiful fireplace will make any home feel warmer is because it can literally warm the house. A fireplace lives up to its name by housing heat that radiates throughout the surrounding space. If you want to warm up the room without messing with the heating system, a fireplace is an easy solution.
This is especially helpful if you don’t want to waste the energy from your heating system to warm up rooms you’re not in. For example, if you’re going to spend the night watching a movie on a cold winter night, you can use the fireplace to keep the room you’re in toasty without unnecessarily heating other areas of the house.
Better Home Value
One of the top reasons to install a fireplace in your home is to increase the value for future buyers. Thanks to all the aforementioned benefits of a beautiful fireplace, it can bring more value to your home in the eyes of buyers browsing the market. That said, owning a fireplace is not what adds value to the property alone. If the buyers come over to see a worn, broken fireplace, it won’t be very enticing.
Routinely clean the fireplace and have a professional inspect it every year so you can ensure every component stays safe and stunning. Maintenance creates a great fireplace for buyers, but it also ensures you get to enjoy the setup for your whole stay at the property too.
Now that you know more about installing a fireplace, you can use one to elevate your home. If you’re ready to get a beautiful cast stone mantel to boost your fireplace, contact Old World Stoneworks today.