A fireplace is not only a source of heat but also a focal point in your home. With so many options available, choosing the right fireplace for your home can be overwhelming. This blog will review some key factors to consider when selecting a fireplace.  

Fuel Type 

The first thing to consider when choosing a fireplace is the fuel type. The three most popular fuel types are gas, wood, and electric. 


Gas fireplaces are convenient as they require no cleaning and produce no ash. They are easy to use and can be turned on with a remote control or a switch.  


Wood fireplaces are traditional and offer a unique ambiance with burning wood’s crackling sounds and smell. They require regular cleaning, and you need a firewood supply.  


Electric fireplaces are easy to install and require no venting. They are efficient and produce no emissions.  


The size of the fireplace is another important factor to consider. It should be in proportion to the room size and the ceiling height. A small fireplace in a large room will look out of place, and a large fireplace in a small room will overpower the space. 


The style of the fireplace should complement the overall decor of the room. There are various styles available, including traditional, modern, and contemporary.  


Traditional fireplaces have a classic look with a mantel, hearth, and brick surround.  


Modern fireplaces have clean lines and a minimalist look. They often have a metal or glass surround. 


Contemporary fireplaces are a blend of traditional and modern styles. They have a unique design and often incorporate new materials and technology.  


When you are looking for the right type of fireplace for your home, it’s important to consider ventilation. The type of venting required for the fireplace depends on the fuel type. Gas fireplaces require a direct vent or a vent-free option, while wood fireplaces require a chimney. Electric fireplaces require no venting.  


The cost of the fireplace is also an essential factor to consider. The price includes the fireplace itself, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Gas fireplaces are generally the most expensive, while electric fireplaces are the most affordable. 


Choosing the right fireplace for your home requires careful consideration of various factors, including fuel type, size, style, venting, and cost. By considering these factors, you can choose a fireplace that will provide warmth and ambiance to your home for years to come.  

Call us at Brekke Fireplace Shoppe for a free in-home estimate or stop by our shoppe to speak to an expert!