It’s a common occurrence: you find the perfect fireplace, but you’re concerned about the cost when you know you won’t stay in your home forever. That fear shouldn’t stop you from buying a fireplace—in fact, fireplaces can actually increase your home’s value! Fireplaces are desirable because they:
- Create a focal point in a room and add to the aesthetic of the space
- Provide heat, something especially important for when the power goes out in the chilly months
- Create a nice gathering space for the family and for entertaining guests
- Provide space, if installing a mantle, for family photos and mementos
- Can lower the energy bill by heating the room you’re in, which allows you to shut off the furnace
Here are a few tips to make sure you get a return on your investment:
Consider choosing a gas fireplace.
Gas fireplaces are a smart investment because they don’t require a lot of maintenance. You don’t have to worry about cleaning out the ashes or finding and storing firewood, which are attractive perks for those searching for homes.
Put the fireplace in a good location.
You don’t know what future potential buyers may want in terms of placement, so don’t do anything too out of the ordinary. Living rooms are the most popular room to have a fireplace, but adding a fireplace to a bedroom can also make it feel more luxurious. If you’re planning on selling your home at some point down the line, it’s also best to keep it in a traditional location.
Keep the style similar to the home’s aesthetic.
If you live in a very modern home, a gas linear fireplace would complement the home’s appearance. This type of fireplace wouldn’t be very fitting for an old Victorian home with antique structures, however.
Consider the size of the fireplace.
A huge fireplace in a tiny room will make the area feel cramped, not cozy. This can also make the room too hot—keep the fireplace size practical for the space it’s going in!
We’re happy to help you choose the best fireplace that’ll give you a return on your investment in the future. Brekke Fireplace Shoppe is the oldest family-owned fireplace store in Minnesota, serving the Twin Cities area since 1964.