Fireplace Installation Questions Part 2

Installing a new fireplace can be the perfect way to revamp a space and keep things cozy during the winter! However, you can’t just buy and install a new fireplace without considering a few important things first. In a previous blog, we went over a couple of these important questions. Here are a few more things to consider:living room with fireplace

How often do you intend to use it?
The style of the fireplace is important to ensure it fits just right in your home. The type of fireplace you choose is just as important for different reasons.  Varying fuel sources require different amounts of maintenance. This means that if you intend to use your fireplace more frequently, you must consider how much maintenance it will need and whether you are willing to do that. Gas and electric fireplaces require very little upkeep, while a classic wood burning fireplace requires attention while the fire is burning and regular cleaning maintenance.

Are you wary of return on your investment?
If you’re nervous about spending the money to purchase a fireplace with no return on investment, consider the value a fireplace adds to your home. Many furnishings in a home can raise the overall value of it, and fireplaces are increasingly becoming one of them.

With these questions in mind, the process of finding the right fireplace will be a simple and easy one. After you have the perfect fireplace in your home, you need the right tools to maintain it and keep it safe. An antique fireplace fender can help keep hazardous ember, soot and ash contained in a wood burning fireplace. Browse for one today at

Fireplace Installation Questions Part 1

burning firewoodAs we get deeper into winter and the nights get colder, the idea of sitting beside a warm fire is a comforting one. Fireplaces make great pieces not only for warmth, but they also add value to the home and an interesting focal point for your space. Since fireplaces are not something you frequently go out and buy, the process of purchasing and installing one is one that requires more attention. Here are some important questions to consider when you’re planning on adding a fireplace to your home:

What fuel does it use?
Different types of fireplaces require different types of fuel in order to burn. While the typical image that comes to mind is a fireplace with burning logs in it, there are many other options to consider. Each fuel type has pros and cons, so it’s important to determine how you will use your fireplace and what’s available near you before making a decision.

What style do you want?
Fireplaces are often associated with brick, classic styles, and a homey feeling. However, there are many other styles of fireplaces for you to choose from to ensure it fits perfectly into your home. There’s a multitude of design options from classic to modern, so look around and pick your favorite!

Asking these questions before you start searching for your new fireplace can be important to ensuring you find the right product in the end. After you finally have your new, cozy fireplace, it’s also important to have the right tools to maintain it. Visit for a selection of vintage fireplace tools that can increase the enjoyment and ease with which you use your fireplace.