How to Choose a New Fireplace

A fireplace can add significant beauty and comfort to your home. That said, it’s important to consider your options if you plan on installing one. No two fireplaces are exactly alike. One that is perfect for a neighbour’s home may not be right for your tastes and needs.

Our experts specifically recommend keeping the following essential factors in mind when researching fireplace options. Doing so will help you choose the right one for your home.

Current Design Style

A fireplace should blend in naturally with its surroundings.

That’s not to say it should disappear. On the contrary, a fireplace is likely to be a very noticeable feature in its chosen room. It simply needs to match the overall design style of its surroundings. A limestone fireplace is certainly beautiful, but it could look out of place in a rustic setting.

Consider the design style of the room where you plan to install your fireplace before choosing one. If you need help finding one that matches your interior design, one of our experts will be glad to help.

Future Plans

It’s worth noting your home’s current design style may not be permanent. Maybe you expect to fully remodel the area where your fireplace will be at some point in the future. If so, you should choose a fireplace whose style matches your future plans, rather than your current interior design.

You might also plan on selling your home one day. Before doing so, homeowners often remodel particular rooms to ensure their design is modern enough to impress potential buyers. If this is an eventual goal of yours, it should influence your decision when purchasing a fireplace.

Goals

Different fireplaces can serve different purposes. It’s important to communicate yours with professionals when researching your options.

For instance, some homeowners solely want a fireplace that will improve the appearance of a room, while others want a functional unit that will provide effective heating. Letting our experts know precisely why you plan on installing a new fireplace makes it easier to find the right one for your goals.

Maintenance

Some fireplaces require more cleaning and maintenance than others. Research this when evaluating different models and styles. For example, a fireplace with a white or light-coloured surround may need frequent cleaning, as any debris or dust that accumulates on it will be more noticeable than it would be on a dark surface. You don’t want to purchase a fireplace that requires more upkeep than you’re willing to perform.

Again, if you have any questions about these factors, feel free to ask our experts at Fireplace Superstore. We’ll gladly answer them. Our goal is to make sure every customer gets a fireplace they’ll love. For more information, phone our fireplace store in Cheadle Hulme on 0161 488 4991.

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