Unique Places in Your Home to Install a Fireplace

When you see a fireplace in someone’s home, it’s typically in the living room. Since fireplaces are an amenity that started in the 1600s, living rooms were the best part of the house in terms of ventilation. While fireplaces’ look has changed, many people stray away from installing them in other parts of their homes. Here are some rooms in your home where you should consider installing a fireplace:

Fireplace in Your Master Bath

Master bathrooms are the peak of relaxation in a home. Usually, there is a soaking tub or jacuzzi, double vanity, and a lot of space. If you spend a big part of your day in your master bathroom, adding a fireplace can make it even more enjoyable. Colder mornings will be warmer, and relaxing in the bath after a long day will be full of ambiance. Once you think about adding one to your bathroom, you won’t be able to get the idea out of your head!

Fireplace in Your Kitchen

These days, kitchens are more dynamic than ever! From entertaining to cooking, a kitchen can be used for so much. Since many people opt for an open concept kitchen when remodeling, they find themselves eating meals there. Adding a fireplace for holiday dinners and having friends over can create a restaurant atmosphere and add warmth and comfort to the space.

Fireplace in Your Foyer

Adding a warm welcome for your guests or yourself after a long day is something easy to do with a fireplace in your foyer! Even if you have a small entryway, there are small fireplaces to match. Having a fireplace in your foyer is a pleasant surprise and a unique addition to your home.

Fireplace in Your Exercise Room

Having a fireplace in a room that you associate with sweat and being hot probably doesn’t make sense at first. Luckily, electric fireplaces can give the appearance of a fire without the heat! If you do yoga, Pilates, or another relaxing form of exercise, having a fireplace in the room with you can add to the calming and soothing vibes.

Fireplace in Your Outdoor Living Space

As the weather gets cooler and the nights getting shorter, adding a fireplace to your backyard living space can increase the amount of time you’re able to spend out there. Fireplaces are an excellent option for inside and outside of the home. Keep you and your guests warm while also adding extra light!

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Planning for an Outdoor Fireplace

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Looking for a way to add some flair to your backyard? Outdoor fireplaces can provide warmth and can be an inviting area where guests can gather and relax! It can also be a focal point of your yard and make a statement. Spring or winter, a fireplace is great for all season. Lighting a fire in the summer is great for cooler nights. If you are considering an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, it’s essential to know the facts to figure out the one you’d want.

Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit

There are many opportunities to enjoy and use a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces can take up a lot of space, which is excellent for a big area to work with. They can be custom-built, portable, and prefabricated. Custom-built ones are a more expensive option and designed from the ground up. A portable fireplace is ideal for people who like to change around the setup of their yard or move around a lot. Prefabricated fireplace kits are an option for people who like certain designs and want to build around that design at a cheaper cost. An outdoor fire pit is a more casual option, and are fairly less of a price to construct. However, since it’s open, smoke with have more areas to drift around, and using it for cooking may be harder to do.

What is the purpose of building an outdoor fireplace?

Outdoor fireplaces are a great gathering spot for backyard barbecues, cookouts, and more. You can add comfortable seating around it, including outdoor couches and lounging chairs. You can also enhance the landscaping around the fireplace area by adding potted plants or new flowers. This is an excellent opportunity to make your yard visually appealing and create a new space.

Are there safety concerns when planning for an outdoor fireplace?

Just like having a fireplace indoors, thinking about fireplace safety is normal. Try to keep water nearby, whether it’s a hose or even from a pool. Never install an outdoor fireplace on bare wood. That’s asking for trouble! Don’t burn plastics, trash, or treated in your outdoor fireplace. Even though you are outside, they still release toxic gases that are dangerous to breathe in. Have the fireplace installed at least 100 feet away from the home and any other surrounding structures. Be sure there no bushes, hanging tree limbs, or branches nearby. 

Contact Us for Outdoor Fireplace Services

New England Hearth & Home can install a fireplace for you anywhere in your home – or outside! Whether you want to make your pool area more inviting or set one up around your outdoor kitchen, we can make it happen! Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get in touch.