Fireplaces are a popular feature that’s still found in many homes today. They create a natural focal point in a room and, of course, exude that cozy, sultry glow that’s perfect for the cold winter months. If you’re looking to add one to your home, here’s what you need to know about fireplace installations.
First, assess which part of the house you want to install the fireplace into. The location is important in determining the most suitable style of the feature and whether it’s actually feasible to do. If a masonry fireplace is already built, there’s a specific type of fireplace insert that’s required for it. For newly-built fireplaces on an exterior wall, particular options of fireplace inserts can be purchased as well. It’s always best to consult with an expert to help you determine the best location and whether it’s possible to install in your desired area.
Size of the Fireplace
The next thing to do is to measure the fireplace, so you know the right size of the insert that’s needed. Measure the depth, height, and length, and then bring the measurements with you when you head to the store. The staff should be able to help you determine the right size for your particular setting. Don’t forget to include surrounding framing or the mantelpiece into your measurements!
Calculate the Area it Should Heat
Fireplace installations come in many different styles and expel various amounts of heat output. That’s why the floor area of the space where the fireplace will be installed really matters. In order to be warm and comfortable in your home, it’s important to find a fireplace with a suitable heat output for your particular area. Consult with an expert to understand more about the BTUs and which level is appropriate for your home.
Lastly, you also need to think about the style that you want for your fireplace, whether it’s chic and modern marble, vintage metal, or rustic farmhouse wood. The good news is no matter what you prefer, there’s guaranteed to be a style out there that will suit your preference. Just be sure to take your time to shop and find the best one that’s suited to your décor and space, because once it’s installed, it’s hard to go back on your decision!
It can be challenging to choose the best type of fireplace to install in your home, but with the right planning and research, you can pick the best style for your needs. At Granstone, we are the marble, granite and quartz specialists throughout Ottawa. When you find your perfect match, give us a call. Our team delivers quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Reach out to learn more!