Everyone has been obliged to spend a bit more time at home these days during these unprecedented times. As a result, it has brought some families closer together. This being the case, it’s a great idea to shelter from the harsh winds and cold temperatures of winter by getting cozy around your fireplace, and sharing some time with your family members. Now may be the perfect time to upgrade your fireplace for added appeal and added functionality.
Why Upgrade your Fireplace?
A fireplace will often serve as the focal point for any room where it has been installed, and when you customize the look and feel of your fireplace, you’re making it a better reflection of your own personality in addition to adding a touch of style. This can significantly impact the resale value of your home as well, often increasing the value by as much as 10%. There’s also the efficiency aspect to consider, because when you make effective use of your fireplace, you can actually reduce your utility bills each month, especially during the cold season of the year.
For instance, did you know that a traditional open-hearth fireplace will generally send as much as 90% of the generated heat up the chimney? By adding a fireplace insert, you will be retaining more like 90% of all that heat, instead of literally blowing it outside. This means you can turn down the thermostat in your main living room, so as to reduce the amount of energy used to heat the room.
A fireplace insert will provide other advantages as well. Whereas with an open-hearth fireplace you might have to replace wood every few minutes as it quickly burns and gets reduced, your insert will retain the heat much longer and you won’t be replacing logs quite so often. That means you’ll also be saving on the amount of wood which gets consumed in any fire you happen to burn. You might also consider installing a gas fireplace, so as to make the whole operation of burning wood unnecessary, and much more efficient.
Let us Take your Current Drab Fireplace to Extraordinary
Fireplaces are favorite amenities that most home owners and home buyers want. These create cozy comforts, add an extra touch of architectural vitality to a house, both inside and out. We can take your existing fireplace structure and make it the most commanding element in the room. Changing the fireplace can dramatically refresh the look of a room.
Many new homeowners are not aware of the fact that when a fireplace is installed in their new home, it is a ‘builder grade’ fireplace, which means that it was chosen for its low cost and for the ease with which it can be installed. When you upgrade your fireplace, you can have a much higher quality appliance installed, and it will be one which lasts for decades. With just some simple annual maintenance and cleaning, your new fireplace can provide years of enjoyment to you and all your family members, as you get cozy around the fireplace on cold winter evenings.
Let Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath Install a Custom Fireplace
Handy Men & Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath is a full-service home remodeling company offering custom fireplace installation. Our remodelers will transform your living room with style and elegance with a new fireplace. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate.