Why a Fireplace Should Be Your Next Home Remodeling Project
Are you on a remodeling kick? Are you looking for new project ideas to make your home cozier, increase the resale value, or increase your curb appeal?
Remodeling projects are exciting. There’s nothing better than getting creative and adding new features to your home.
If you’re looking for remodeling jobs that will add some charm to your property, consider adding a fireplace to your home. Having a fireplace will create a warm ambiance you can enjoy alone or with family.
Here’s why you should make this your next remodeling project.
1. Installing a fireplace isn’t as inconvenient as other remodeling jobs
Remodeling your home is a major commitment involving time and money, and is usually inconvenient. Most people are aware of the time and money aspect, but don’t consider the impact it will have on their daily lives.
For instance, remodeling your kitchen is highly inconvenient; you’ll have to find creative ways to cook your meals. However, the impact of that is hard to gauge until it starts happening.
Adding a fireplace to your home, however, isn’t too inconvenient. You can do it without spending time in your living room for several days to a week. Although, most jobs can be completed in a single day.
2. Winters are more enjoyable with a fireplace
Next to sipping on hot chocolate with whipped cream, warming up cold feet in front of a fireplace is the best part of winter. Not having a fireplace in the winter is like eating a peanut butter sandwich without jelly.
The winter season is all about gathering together for the holidays, enjoying each other’s company, and spending cold nights in front of the fire. No matter what holidays you celebrate, the colder months are a special time.
Without a fireplace, everyone in your home will just keep to themselves and wrap up in blankets in their beds. Why not install a fireplace and bring everyone together where it’s warm?
3. Your clients will love the ambiance of a fireplace
Do you entertain clients in your home or host meetings periodically? If you bring clients into your home for any reason, they’ll love visiting more when you have a fireplace.
Just seeing a fireplace can make your clients feel good being in your home. Fireplaces create an ambiance you can’t create in any other way.
4. Your pets will enjoy the warmth
Pets love curling up in front of a fireplace, even when it’s not that cold. Animals sometimes need more warmth than humans, even though they don’t seem cold. If given the chance, cats and dogs will lay in front of the fire for hours, even when their bodies get overheated. Dogs will lay in front of the fire until they pant, yet they still won’t move.
You can get as many heating pads as you can find, but your pets will always prefer a live fire over a heating pad when given a choice.
5. You’ll make better memories around the fireplace
Do you have any childhood memories involving a fireplace? Those are probably the memories that mean the most to you. It sounds silly, but fireplaces make the best ambiance for making memories, especially around the holidays.
If you have a family, you’ll love making memories around the fireplace. It will make your holidays brighter and your hot cocoa sweeter.
6. Homes with a fireplace are in high demand
Your home’s value will increase by installing a fireplace. Some sources say a fireplace can add up to 12% more value to your home.
Even though it’s not that expensive to add a fireplace, many buyers will spend 40% more just to get a home with a fireplace.
7. Adding a fireplace to your home will increase curb appeal
Curb appeal is usually restricted to elements visible outside of your home. However, when you have a fireplace, your chimney is visible from the outside. For many people, just seeing a chimney makes a home look warmer and more inviting.
If you’re looking for ways to increase your home’s value, add a dash of curb appeal to your home with a fireplace.
Prepare your home winter (and a possible resale) by adding a fireplace
With so many good reasons to add a fireplace to your home, why not make it your next remodeling project? It’s time for you and your family to enjoy the winter months wrapped in a blanket, sipping hot cocoa by the fire.