Getting a fireplace installed in your home can be a big decision, and an important part of that decision is in getting exactly the fireplace you want. The good news is that no matter what sort of fireplace you prefer; there will be one just for you. Just have your fireplace design in mind when you start looking.
There are three types of fireplaces: wood burning, electric burning and gas burning. The one you settle on will be a completely independent decision. Some people like gas burning fireplaces because they don’t have to chop down wood or go hunting for logs.
Others prefer an electric one so they can just push a button and the fire will be going in seconds. Many people love the smell of burning logs and the charm that goes with that. The one you choose is totally up to you.
If you do opt for a wood burning fireplace, brick is a better material to use. These are safe and easy to maintain while avoiding marks left from smoke. Adding a cast iron screen around this fireplace can make it match nearly any décor in your home. Brick fireplaces add warmth to your home and make it inviting.
For the look that a fireplace gives without it actually being used, limestone, stone or marble ones work great. These are meant more to add beauty to a room rather than physical warmth. Of course, you can always use these fireplaces, too, and they’ll be even more stunning when they have fires blazing in them.
Once you’ve decided where your new fireplace will go, you can decide which type you want as well as the design. For example, it’s good to know the shape you prefer as well as the location in the room. Your budget is always a consideration. It’s never a good idea to choose a fireplace that costs more than you can afford to spend on it. You’ll only end up with an incomplete fireplace as well as some angry unpaid workers.
Remembering all of these things while making decisions will guarantee that you end up with a beautiful fireplace fully installed so that you, your family and friends can enjoy it many years.