Fireplace – the heart of the home, which also increases the value of real estate
The fireplace is undoubtedly one of the nicest things to do in a Nordic home when you think of a cold autumn evening or a winter Sunday morning. Or is it just a romantic notion, and in reality the fireplace is more of a hassle than a benefit? Let's take a look together at which rooms the fireplace could fit and what you should consider before installing the fireplace. It takes time and effort and a considerable amount of money to build it, so there's nothing you can do.
THE FIREPLACE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE STACKED WITH STONES
Today, the fireplace is no longer necessarily a large monster stacked with stones, which will forever take away a lot of space in the room. Of course, if the fireplace is located in a large room, it can easily be huge, but we want to say that there are a lot of different styles of fireplaces at the moment – both traditional and modern, bigger and smaller, the choice is yours.
We have been to a home where the sides of the fireplace were transparent and the fire was viewed from two rooms. When you decide on such beauty, you get two fireplaces with one effort, and by effort we mean putting the chimney and flues and things like that in place.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE GAS FIREPLACE?
A disabled fireplace is very nice, but if you don't want to deal with the dirt and heating coming from the trees, the gas fireplace is just for you. In addition to having control over the excess wood crumbs, the gas fireplace can also control the height of the flame and when exactly the light goes on and goes out. It just doesn't work with a disability.
Another plus of a gas fireplace is that it can be installed higher than a traditional, tree-heated fireplace.
However, the gas-powered fireplace has one important minus in our opinion – the sound of cracking trees is not heard.
FIREPLACE ADDS VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY
Unfortunately, we cannot say exactly how much the existence of a fireplace increases the value of real estate in Estonia, but in the USA, for example, it is claimed to be as much as 12%. Not bad? Estonian brokers also confirm that the fireplace is definitely a plus in the case of an apartment or house and increases its value.
THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THE FIREPLACE
The fireplace is not like a sofa or a dining table that is easy to move from one wall to another. Once it's in place, it'll be there for years to come. Think about how the fireplace feels best in the interior design and can the whole family still enjoy its swells if they wish?
And maybe the builder doesn't agree with your plans at all, and technically it's not possible to install a fireplace everywhere. That is why, already at the earliest possible stage of construction or a thorough renovation, it is necessary to think through what should be the appearance of the fireplace, the principle of operation and other technical peculiarities.
DO YOU WANT THE FIREPLACE TO HEAT THE ROOM?
Such solutions are possible, check with fireplace sellers. There are a variety of heat-storing fireplaces, such as pursuika-type fireplaces, which can look very acute today.
FIREPLACE FOR THE TERRACE
On cool autumn evenings, sitting on a fireplace fire in the fresh air is still an experience in itself. That's probably why the fireplaces built on the terrace are becoming more and more popular.
COULD THERE BE A FIREPLACE IN THE KITCHEN?
Of course it could! If you are planning a major kitchen renovation and you miss the feeling of a farm kitchen in your kitchen, then consider installing a fireplace there. In addition to the pleasant feeling that a live fire gives you, you may also benefit more from a kitchen fireplace if you install, for example, barbecue equipment or even a hook in it, on which you can make a delicious stew with a large pot. Well, and then, of course, it is still possible to combine the fireplace with a bread oven. Ahh, we can already smell fresh bread…
FIREPLACE IN THE BEDROOM
Anyone who's ever had a fire pit in the bedroom knows what we're talking about. Romance takes on new dimensions. Maybe you should introduce this idea to your husband.
If you live in a house, and there is already a fireplace on the lower floor, then installing a fireplace on the second floor above it will no longer be so difficult.
ARE THERE ANY CONS OF THE FIREPLACE?
There's still one that doesn't. It can be an eternal scourge when smoke is inhaled or cannot be used for any other reason. Then it is only good to burn candles inside, which, by the way, can be done in any fireplace, if you do not bother to rebel with a tree or it is a more summery time when making a fire does not seem like a good idea.
Sometimes they want to get rid of the fireplace even in a small home, where there is already little storage or wall space. In general, however, we think that when the fireplace is in working order, there is still more joy than trouble from it.
Started craving live fire?
This article caught the eye of arco vara's website. We think that those engaged in real estate have given a very good and essential overview of the topics related to the fireplace;
The fact that the fireplace, in addition to other benefits, incomprehensiblely increases the monetary value of the property is good news for everyone – both the customers and the makers of the fireplace!