6 Things You Shouldn't Assume Regarding A Fireplace Installation In Your Home


A fireplace installation could be a great addition to your home. Homeowners need to be properly informed to make the best choices regarding fireplace installation options. Unfortunately, some homeowners make inaccurate assumptions about fireplace installations based on misinformation. 

The following are six things you shouldn't assume regarding a fireplace installation in your home. 

It will take a long time to have a fireplace installation done in your home.

Some homeowners assume that having a fireplace installed in their home will take forever and be intrusive. However, a fireplace installation can often be done in as little as a day.

You shouldn't assume that a fireplace installation will take a long time. Discuss the amount of time it will take to complete the project with your fireplace installation company in advance so that you know what to expect. 

You don't have enough space for a fireplace installation.

Nowadays, it's possible to have a modern fireplace installed in much less space than was required in the past. This is especially true when it comes to gas or electric fireplace installations. However, even wood-burning fireplaces can often be fit into relatively small spaces these days. 

You therefore shouldn't automatically assume that you don't have enough space for a fireplace installation until you've explored your options. 

A fireplace installation won't offer efficient heating.

Fireplace installations sometimes have a bad reputation when it comes to the heating efficiency that they offer. A well-designed fireplace could actually offer efficient heating in your home in addition to offering aesthetic advantages and giving your residence a more homey feel. 

You can't have a fireplace installation done if you live in a condominium.

Those who own a condominium might have the option of having a fireplace installed. If you live in a condominium, you shouldn't assume that you're not allowed to have a fireplace installed. Research your HOA agreement before you assume that you can't have a fireplace put in your condo. 

All fireplace installations are pretty much the same.

There is an amazing variety available nowadays when it comes to fireplace installations. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes these days. Homeowners can also choose between wood-burning, gas, and electric fireplaces if they decide to have a fireplace installed on their property. 

You can't afford a fireplace installation.

The costs of a fireplace installation vary widely. If you're interested in a fireplace but don't want to pay too much, opt for a wall-mounted mantle surrounded by drywall rather than a fireplace that features stonework.

You may find that having a wood-burning fireplace installed is much less expensive than you assumed if you explore some cost-saving options.


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