Fireplaces make a great addition to any home. They can serve a variety of purposes: they can be purely aesthetic, or they can be used as a heat source. Before purchasing a new fireplace and having it installed, it’s important to consider your options. There are many different types of fireplaces, and not every model is right for every home. Here are some of the things to consider before choosing a fireplace for your home.

Decide on the purpose of your fireplace

Do you want a fireplace as a design feature to enhance the atmosphere of your living room? Are you looking for a high-efficiency heat source? Do you want an outdoor or open-flame fireplace for cooking and entertaining guests? For example, electric fireplaces are better at providing ambience and a high-efficiency heat source but they don’t have an open flame. If you know what purpose you’d like your fireplace to serve, you’ll have an easier time narrowing your search to find the perfect model for your home.

Pick the perfect location for your fireplace

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a fireplace is where you would like to put it in your home. While many homeowners opt for traditional indoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces are becoming an increasingly popular option. Not only are outdoor fireplaces great for entertaining, they can also increase the curb appeal and overall value of your home. The placement of your indoor fireplace will depend on where your chimney or other venting is located. If you don’t have a chimney or accessible venting, electric fireplaces are a great alternative that don’t have the same ventilation requirements so they can be installed almost anywhere in your home.

A fireplace can make a beautiful addition to the look and feel of your home. With careful consideration and planning, you can make sure that you get the most out of your fireplace. At Igne Ferro, we have a broad range of fireplaces from you to choose from, including gas, electric and outdoor models. Browse our online catalogue of fireplaces for more inspiration and for more information about our services and products, contact us today at Igne Ferro.