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The dream of spending time with family and friends gathered by an open fire is a selling point in many homes, but not all homes were constructed with a fireplace.
Some of our customers ask if we can install put in a fireplace where one doesn’t exist. The answers easy – absolutely we can!
Installing a new fireplace is not only a means of adding greater enjoyment to your home, it's a great investment, too.
50% of new homes are being built without a fireplace, but 70% of home buyers are looking for homes with one.
Where will it go?
If you’re thinking payback, put the new fireplace in the most-used room in the house, that’s usually the family room or the great room. First floor renovations are easy and quite common – and a quick way to give your home and lifestyle a new look.
But if your goal is personal enjoyment or perhaps the more practical goal of space heating, the best place is where the fireplace, insert or stove best serves you:
Installing a fireplace or stove is a popular renovation and buyers or current owners have several options when it comes to finding one that works for them.
The costs of installing a fireplace or stoves will vary, depending on the type of fuel you would like to burn, the options you decide upon and the time required to complete the installation….
….but don’t let the sticker shock you; Ask us about our financing options.
…and remember, as a seller, you may enjoy a 6% to 12% increase in your home's sales price simply by adding a fireplace or stove.
According to the National Home Builder's Association, 77% of home buyers list a fireplace as a most-wanted amenity.
We believe that Home is where the hearth is!
When researching different fireplace models compare how they will accommodate the layout of your home and ask us how we can help you decide which model is best for suited for you and your home.
Many homeowners are familiar with traditional wood-burning masonry fireplaces.
These fireplaces are common among older homes and can be constructed of brick, block or stone, depending on a homeowner’s visual tastes.
While the familiar wood-burning aroma, crackle and image of these fireplaces and hearths provide a homey feel, these are the most expensive type of fireplace to build, but more importantly, they are the least efficient.
In fact they create a negative efficiency on the home when they are used, because they are drawing over 800 cubic feet of warm air you paid to heat, up the chimney every minute the fireplace is being used.
Many people think the wood they burn costs a lot of money, but in the long run the heated air that you lose out of your home far exceeds the cost of the wood you are burning.
A gas fireplace or stove are other popular options with our customers, namely because they are less expensive than installing wood-burning fireplace or stoves, and they do not require homeowners to purchase wood.
Or maybe you’d like to install an Electric fireplace…
When comparing installation costs to wood or gas burning models, an electric fireplace is the most affordable and simple option for individuals.
These fireplaces are preferred by individuals who lack a great deal of space in their homes, but still want the warmth and aesthetics of a fireplace.
In addition, the easy installation of this type of fireplace ensures that homeowners will not have to rearrange electronics located near the fireplace.
They are also an attractive choice for condominium owners who are not allowed to install a gas or wood burning fireplaces in their homes.
And now that we can install a fireplace in almost any room in your home, I think of all the people who haven’t been able to enjoy a fireplace, now have the ability to sit back, relax and enjoy the warm glow of a fireplace with their family and friends.
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