Last month’s blog post enumerated 5 Questions to Consider Before Adding Your Fireplace. We posed these questions in order to help you determine the perfect fireplace for you. But what if you’re still on the fence about adding a fireplace at all? Perhaps you would love one, but you’re still wrestling with a few concerns. Well then, this blog post is for you. The following are 5 compelling reasons to add a fireplace to your home.

  1. Installing a fireplace is not as expensive as you might think.

Fireplace installation costs can vary significantly depending on the type of fireplace (wood-burning, gas, electric), the aesthetics of the project and the positioning of the fireplace within the home. Because of this, you can really cater your fireplace to your budget. The best way to determine the cost of your project is to consult a professional. Brick + Ember Outfitters would be happy to talk you through the details of your fireplace installation and provide you with a quote. You can enjoy a lovely new fireplace at an affordable price!

  1. Fireplaces add value to homes.

Your fireplace could pay for itself by adding value to your home. According to a National Association of Realtors survey, 46% of homebuyers would pay more for a home with a fireplace. Similarly, the National Center for Real Estate Research discovered in its study that each fireplace adds, on average, 12% to home values. Wood-burning fireplaces seem to be the most popular, but it’s clear that installing a fireplace of any kind will add value to your property.

  1. Fireplaces can improve the heating efficiency of your home.

Fireplaces can offer you further financial benefits by decreasing your energy bill. Your fireplace contributes to the overall heating of your home, and, when placed strategically, can help save you money. For more information on how to maximize your fireplace’s resources, be sure to reference this blog post and consult your local Brick + Ember Outfitters.

  1. There are many different kinds of fireplaces.

Just as your fireplace can be tailored to your budget, it can also be tailored to your aesthetic taste. Whether your décor style is sleek and modern, quaint and traditional or anything in between, you can install a fireplace that fits seamlessly into your home. At B+E, we love design projects and would be more than willing to discuss creative plans for a new fireplace with you.

  1. There is nothing like a fireplace.

This last point is a little more sentimental, but we stand by it. There is nothing quite like gathering around a warming fire on chilly evening to watch the flames, hear the logs crackle and let that comforting, woodsy scent fill your home. People buy scented candles to try to manufacture a fireplace experience; why settle for that when you could enjoy the real deal? Fireplaces are the heart of the home, the hub for connecting with your family and friends. The personal enjoyment a fireplace brings is well worth the installation efforts.

A fireplace is an investment that offers a significant return, financially and otherwise. You can add value to your property, save on energy and enjoy countless cozy evenings with this great addition to your home. If you’re ready to install a fireplace, contact Brick + Ember Outfitters today. We can help create the perfect fireplace for you!