If you are tired of looking at your bare living room wall, or perhaps would like to add some romance to your bedroom, it may be time for a fireplace remodel project. A fireplace remodel project can add luxury, grace, and elegance to any room. You may be amazed to discover how many options are available when it comes to your choice of fireplaces. Today, your fireplace remodel project may consist of rebuilding or remodeling your current fireplace, or it may mean adding a fireplace to a room where there wasn’t a previous fireplace installed.
First, you will need to determine if you would like your fireplace remodel project for the purpose of providing heat to your home or room, or if it is solely for decorative purposes. It is important to realize that the addition of a fireplace will enhance the property value of your home, so whether it is for heating or decorative, your investment will go rewarded.
Basically there are three types of fireplaces, and before you begin your fireplace remodel project you will need to determine what type of fireplace you would like to install. You can select from wood fireplaces, electric fireplaces, and gas powered fireplaces. Each fireplace type has their benefits and unique purposes.
An electric fireplace is very easy to install; you simply plug it in. They are 100% efficient, which means that if you are selecting a fireplace for heating purposes, you will derive great benefits from an electric fireplace. One of the nice features of an electric fireplace is that they may be operated with a remote control. Also, there are no harmful fumes to worry about as with natural or gas fireplaces. Also, an electric fireplace is very convenient as you can place it anywhere.
Today many people are choosing to install a gas fireplace. In fact, some people choose to upgrade their wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace due to the fact that gas fireplaces are extremely efficient. Gas burning fireplaces allow you to regulate the heat with a thermostat. As you can see, these are benefits that you do not have with traditional brick and mortar fireplaces. Gas burning fireplaces are an excellent option for those who live in manufactured or mobile homes and would like the warmth, comfort, and luxury of adding a fireplace. However, no matter what type of fireplace you choose to buy, it is a good idea to check with a professional to ensure that you have everything established correctly.