Tips for Choosing Your Dream Fireplace

Fireplaces are a wonderful addition to your home. They add warmth, atmosphere and can be a great focal point for the room. Fireplaces bring beauty and comfort to kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, even bathrooms, but it’s important to consider a number of things to ensure that the style you choose fulfills your needs and desires.

What Type of Fuel Do You Want to Use?

The fuel you want to burn should be the first thing you consider. This will help significantly narrow your choices. If you have your heart set on a natural wood fire, remember that these types are often much less efficient. They will also require more maintenance and take more effort to build a fire. Natural gas or liquid propane are much more efficient and easier to use, but they won’t have the same look and feel as a wood-burning fireplace.

What Is the Primary Function, Heat or Ambience?

If warming your home is your main concern, consider a unit that is enclosed rather than an open hearth. A shallower firebox will also help direct more energy into the room, and a high efficiency rating can help you save money. If ambience will be the main purpose, your choices will be much less limited, and you can decide based solely on aesthetics.

Where Will the Fireplace Be Located?

No matter the fuel or function, a fireplace should blend nicely with the décor of your room. There are many options to choose from, making it easy to find a style that fits your budget.

If you’re looking to install or renovate a fireplace, a professional can help you decide which direction to go.

For more information on the types of fireplace available in La Mesa, please visit this website.


About justinparkerca

Justin is an experienced interior designer/decorator.
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