Before you rush off and order your new fireplace, you should first consider a few things before you make a mistake you might regret.Here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- Do you want gas or wood?
Wood fireplaces conjure up that natural and traditional feel to your home. However, whilst they require more maintenance than gas fireplaces, you get a beautiful, authentic fire that everyone will want to gather around. If you’re wanting a fire that’s easy to use, a gas fireplace can be started simply with a remote, and have a range of features you can adjust to suit your home.
- How much construction work are you prepared to put up with?
Depending on your home, you may already have a space where an old fireplace was removed. In this instance, you may already have a chimney in place and there are both gas and wood units that can easily be slotted into the existing brickwork. Where you decide to put your fireplace and how it will be flued will also determine how much construction will be necessary.
- How important is heat to you?
Some people like to have a fireplace when it’s really cold, obviously. Others need it on a permanent basis because they’re naturally colder than others. If heat is the key determining factor for your decision, then balanced flue gas fireplaces may be the best choice since they are easy to start and a great way to control the temperature in the room.Balanced flue gas fireplaces are secondary sources of heating, so make sure you discuss your heating needs with your representative.
- What kind of design are you after?
Modern fireplaces come in a variety of styles from somewhat-traditional to entirely contemporary. You can choose from a range of styles that suit your living space, and choose from a range of trims, mantels and fascias to customise your fireplace.Wood fireplaces have generally fewer options for customisation than gas fireplaces, but do offer a more natural and rustic look.
- How much money are you willing to spend?
Think this through before going shopping. The prices for fireplaces can be broad, going from top dollar for premium brands and styles, down to economic models with less features or less heat output.
Now that you have considered all the factors regarding what to look out for before buying a fireplace, you have a better understanding of which fireplace is perfect for you. All you have to do now is get in touch with us to get your fireplace installed.
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