Consider Installing a Bathroom or Kitchen Fireplace
For people who live in areas with particularly cold winters, fireplaces are a staple of life. When built and installed correctly, these appliances provide a great and economical source of heat to ward off winter chill. Even folks in parts of the world where winters aren’t very dramatic enjoy the stately beauty of a fireplace.
But have you considered that modern fireplace designs can be appropriate for more areas within your home than just the living room or den? Many new homes are being built with fireplaces in both kitchens and bathrooms. These amenities are very attractive to potential new-home buyers. The good news is, you don’t have to buy a brand new home to enjoy this luxury. The majority of existing kitchens and bathrooms are already well equipped to house a beautiful fireplace.
Here are three reasons homeowners choose to install fireplaces in their kitchens and bathrooms.
- Create efficient warmth
People today are more energy and cost-conscious than ever before. If this describes you, you want to be comfortable in your home yet you don’t want to necessarily keep the whole house heated around the clock with your main heating source. A kitchen or bathroom fireplace can be the answer.
By installing a fireplace in these rooms, you easily control the warmth in the areas while you’re using them. Get-togethers around the kitchen table are more enjoyable in a warm kitchen; kids (and grownups!) love leaving a cooler part of the home and entering a warm bathroom when it’s bath time.
- Add beauty and ambiance
Don’t have the kind of money necessary to buy a multi-million-dollar, ultra-modern home? It doesn’t matter, because you’ll definitely feel like a million dollars when you have a lovely fireplace running in the kitchen or bathroom. Today’s fireplace designs are versatile and eclectic – it’s easy to match your current décor and add a powerful statement of elegance in any room.
A good hearth retailer will have a wide variety of both gas-burning and wood-burning fireplaces in many shapes, sizes and finishes. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to perfectly accent your interior design with one of these smart, economical units.
- Increase perceived value of your home
Along with providing a stable source of heat for your home’s smaller rooms and creating year-round beauty, fireplaces also make your home more attractive to buyers, if and when you should decide to sell it.
Ask Realtors about selling homes with one or two or more fireplaces. They’ll tell you that all other things being equal, buyers perceive homes that have fireplaces to be more valuable. Homebuyers appreciated these appliances for the same reasons homeowners do: economic heating, lovely additions to the décor, and more perceived value when they, the buyers, one day become sellers.
United Fireplace & Stove member stores across the U.S. and Canada are ready to help when you want to know more about finding the right type of fireplace for your kitchen or bathroom. Go to our store locator page to find a location near you. You can always count on UFS for expert guidance and direction for all your hearth needs.