As the cold months of winter finally draw to a close, now is the perfect time to think about a makeover for your fireplace. Rather than sitting idle all summer, use the months when your fireplace will not be in use to have a fireplace facelift!
A fireplace facelift is an excellent way to completely makeover not just your fireplace, but your entire living space. Whether you want to take on a complete fireplace overhaul or merely make a few minor changes, below are some reasons why you should consider investing in a fireplace facelift this summer.
Add value to your home
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, buyers are willing to spend as much as $1,400 more for a home with a fireplace. In addition, 46% of buyers stated that looks was the most important aspect of a fireplace; only 31% listed quality as a fireplace’s most important trait.
Because the looks of your fireplace can influence your home’s value, considering updating it with a facelift. A clean, new, and modern fireplace is an excellent way for your fireplace to stop fading into the background and reclaim its spot as the focal point of your living space.
Reflect your personal style
Whether your interior design style is French country, sleek and modern, or vintage chic, your fireplace may not be reflecting that style. Rather than trying to dress up an average or ordinary fireplace with decorations, give your entire fireplace facade a facelift. Fireplace facelifts are completely custom and can be designed to reflect your personal style.
Make big – or small – changes
Deciding to invest in a fireplace facelift doesn’t have to automatically mean breaking the bank on a major remodeling project. Instead, there are a number of small ways that homeowners can update the look and feel of their fireplace without spending a fortune or committing to major construction.
Replacing old, stained, or warped glass fireplace doors is one way to easily update the look of a fireplace. Likewise, more modern glass doors are designed to be more safe and efficient than their older counterparts. Likewise, adding a new mantel is another way to easily update the look of your fireplace without a complete fireplace overhaul. Small changes such as this can refresh not only the look of your fireplace, but of your entire room.
Upgrade with an insert
Homeowners with open hearths may want to consider upgrading to a more efficient insert. Because inserts operate using closed system combustion, very little heat is lost up the chimney. This allows inserts to more efficiently heat your home, often using less fuel and therefore costing less money. Inserts are also available in a wide variety of aesthetic styles and fuel sources – including gas, pellets, and even wood – to fit your family’s needs, style, and budget.
Having a fireplace facelift done over the summer will leave your fireplace refreshed and ready to use again this fall. For more information about how a fireplace facelift can transform the look of your home, stop by the showroom at The Cozy Flame today!