The Right Style Fireplace Made Just Right for YOU

 In Fireplace News

There’s really nothing like cozying up next to a warm fireplace during a cold winter night surrounded by family and friends. The smell of the fresh burning wood and a cup of hot chocolate in hand is a perfect way to spend an evening. Fireplaces are a wonderful place to gather around with your loved ones and get into the holiday spirit.

Almost all home design plans have a minimum of one fireplace incorporated into their style so homeowners can enjoy the relaxation of a burning fire in the comfort of their home. A majority of fireplaces are built in the dining room, an open kitchen concept, master bedroom, and outdoor living areas.

Fireplaces are a beautiful addition to your home and a great way to stay warm especially in the transition of colder temperatures. When choosing a fireplace for your home, it is important to find the right type that suites your needs and that will be utilized frequently. Finding the right style fireplace will make you excited to host a gathering or spend time by the fire snuggled up in a blanket. Even if you have a unique style, the perfect type is out there for you but there are some deciding factors regarding the design and the heating component elements of your fireplace.

The first step is to decide the type of fireplace you want installed in your home and also the purpose. Below are some questions to consider during the deciding process:

  • What type of fuel would you desire?
  • Is easy use and maintenance a priority?
  • Will the fireplace be a supply of primary heat or will it be used mainly for the intent of decorating?
  • How much are you willing to spend on your fireplace?
  • What is your dream fireplace design?

Thinking of questions such as the ones listed above should aide you through deciding if you want a gas, electric, or wood burning fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces

This type of fireplace has become the most common because they tend to be the most affordable compared to wood-burning fireplaces. Wood-burning fireplaces do require a chimney installment which may increase the price. Gas fireplaces provide a strong amount of heat without having to constantly add wood. There are a variety of sizes and designs available for your home and more space in terms of venting than what is offered with a wood-burning installment.

Electric Fireplaces

If you have a smaller room in your home that you want a fireplace installed, then this might be a great option you for. Electric fireplaces are on the smaller size so this may be a perfect addition in your home. Normally electric fireplaces come right out of a box avoiding the hassle of choosing materials or specific dimensions since it has already been established.

Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Having the smell of fresh burning wood in your home is an aroma that many homeowners cannot resist. If a wood-burning fireplace is the right fit for you, construction materials are very important in this type of installation. Brick fireplaces are the most popular choice because brick does not display smoke stains. Stone is also a very common fireplace design because there are a variety of options to choose from such as limestone, marble, slate, granite, or travertine. If you are planning to frequently use your fireplace, we advise you to avoid choosing light colors.

The overall look of your fireplace is your chance to get artistic. If you want to add a mantel to your space, it’s your chance to get creative with the décor to make that mantel your centerpiece. You can add family photos, holiday décor, artwork, flowers and more to make you feel artistic and content with your newly installed fireplace made just for YOU.

 

ABOUT UNITED BRICK AND FIREPLACE

Our family-owned business has been serving the Madison community since 1973 for fireplaces, brick, block, stoves, and outdoor stone needs. We work with homeowners, builders, architects, masons, and general contractors to supply the best products in each industry. As the largest fireplace installer in Madison, we have the expertise and product offering for nearly every situation including unique architectural designs for homes and commercial settings. Contact us for more information or visit one of our showrooms today!