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4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Fireplace

Fireplaces are an incredibly popular component of many homes. They can help make a cold winter night more comfortable, and add some atmosphere and romance to a home. In most cases, they also end up being the focal point of the room. If you are thinking of buying a fireplace, then make sure to ask yourself these important questions during the process.

What Type of Fireplace Will be Convenient For Me?

If you are going to use it often, then a gas fireplace might be the best bet. It is convenient, and starts up right away at the push of a button. Direct Vent fireplaces keep exhaust completely outside of the home to protect your lungs. Then of course, there are traditional wood-burning fireplaces. They are the most difficult to light, and do not vent as well, but they provide a warmth and natural comfort that is difficult to replicate.

How Much Can You Spend?

Prices can vary between fireplace options, so you will need to figure out a budget. Go through the options and figure out what features you really want, and what you can do without.

What Is Your Decor Like?

There are so many style choices today that there will almost no doubt be one that will fit the decor of the room where you want to place it. Some have more beautiful flames, some look more modern or rustic, and some have unique shapes.Take your time and consider as many options as you can to make the right choice.

How Much Heat Do You Need?

Different rooms require different heat levels. An expert can tell you how much heat is appropriate, and what fireplace types will meet those expectations. Your fireplace can also work as a space heater in conjunction with your furnace, if you’d like.

If you feel that you need some help designing the perfect fireplace wall whether it be a remodel or a new installation, contacting one of Crystal Kitchen and Bath’s designers is a great place to start. We are happy to help you through not only the design aspects of a fireplace, ensuring maximum impact, we can also take care of the technical and installation details as well.

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