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Installing a fireplace

Monday, October 5th, 2009
Installing a fireplace in a home is a big decision. Installing a fireplace is as difficult as it is necessary to find the right location, ventilation, and safety aspects. Therefore, it will more than likely be installed by a professional. All this can add up to a large expense. There are also many things to consider when choosing which fireplace is the right model and design for the home it will go into.

Fireplaces are great for cold winter nights. They add a dimension to the home and a sense of style. Maybe the thought of warm hot chocolate on a snowy winter day is a motivating factor in purchasing a fireplace? Adding a fireplace mantel above to store precious items to show off is also a consideration? To find the right fireplace, consider several options.

The first option to choose when looking into purchasing a fireplace is which type it will be. Gas fireplaces allow for one choice. Another choice is an electric fireplace. Each offers mostly the same features, except the obvious difference. Which of these is best for the home is a choice the homeowner will need to make. Consider the safety aspects as well as the functionality of each.

Assuming that a fireplace inside the home is out of the question, there is still another option. An outdoor fireplace is ideal in this situation. They are becoming more and more popular and can even be found in the average home improvement store. Outdoor fireplaces come in many styles and sizes. These are great options in communities where an open fire is not permitted.

Fireplaces can add a lot to a home including value. It is important though to remember safety is key and having it professionally installed is probably the best choice. The fireplace can be a great place to spend a winter night. Consider adding one to the home as an investment in the home and in the quality of life.

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by: Mike Yeager

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