The traditional placement for a fireplace or stove is in the family or living room. Usually, this is the room where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company. But this is not the limit! Today’s hearth products allow a fireplace or stove to be placed in more non-traditional rooms in the home.
This is the more obvious location for a hearth product. Families typically come together and spend the most time in this space so the fireplace can be enjoyed more frequently. Plus, when guests come over, a fireplace adds an impressive touch to the room where your friends and relatives will typically spend their time.
A hot bath combined with the soul-soothing effects of a fireplace… what could be more relaxing? (Or luxurious?) With the advancements in direct-vent fireplace technology, it’s far from farfetched!
Some people prefer a flickering wall-mounted fireplace to enjoy while taking a bath or shower. Other people prefer to install the fireplace at floor level to take the chill out of cold floor choices like tile or linoleum. One very popular option is to put a two-way fireplace in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom! That way it can be seen and enjoyed from either room.
The dancing flames of a fire can provide the romantic ambiance that any bedroom could benefit from. You can even use a remote to adjust the flame and temperature without even lifting your head off the pillow. A bedroom fireplace must be direct-vent.
A fireplace can provide an elegant focal point for your bedroom. Add an armchair and you’ve created a warm nook for reading or drinking coffee. Whether you are going for a 1920s fireplace look with vintage tiles and a classic mantelpiece or a more modern feel with a niche fireplace within a stacked-stone wall, a fireplace will instantly create a warm and intimate bedroom.
An outdoor fireplace allows you to enjoy your outdoor space year-round. You can take the outdoor entertaining into fall and even winter due to the added warmth of a fireplace. Whether you’re entertaining or just relaxing with family, an outdoor hearth product is a MUST if you’re into outdoor living.
An outdoor fireplace as a part of your landscaping can also add value to your home. It adds comfort, is inviting, and will make your home look more attractive. In general, an outdoor fireplace is a great decision for both the present and future of your home.
Many homeowners typically use their finished or unfinished basement less than other rooms in the house. In either case, a gas fireplace or stove will both increase the value of this extra space and provide warmth only when it is needed. Direct-vent gas fireplaces are the safest and easiest to install and ideal for your basement.
Furthermore, depending on the age and size of your home, adding a free standing stove in the basement could heat a good portion of your home as the heat rises through the floors.
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