Living in New England, having a fireplace to use during the winter months can be very useful to supplement the heating system you already use. Families around Massachusetts gather around fireplaces for warmth and relaxing during snowy nights, but when your fireplace starts to get outdated, it can start to be an eyesore in your living room. Most homeowners consider remodeling their fireplace when it does not match the interior décor of their home or living room.
How Old Is Your Fireplace?
If your fireplace was built over 15 years ago, then it’s a possibility that it doesn’t operate efficiently anymore and will probably need some repairs.
To increase both efficiency and the safety of your fireplace, consider replacing your chimney liners, gas fitting and lines, dampers, log sets or installing a glass door. If you feel that your wood-burning fireplace requires too much maintenance, consider replacing it with a gas burning fireplace. Gas burning fireplaces require less maintenance and clean up, and are simple to operate.
If the look of your fireplace area matches your home’s décor, but improperly operating, then it may be time to replace your entire unit. With a modern fireplace, you can be sure that your family is provided with better heating, as well as increasing the efficiency of your home during the harsh winter month
Don’t forget about the Hearth Area
If your fireplace is operating great, then your focus would be on the aesthetics of the hearth. Over time you make a lot of changes to your home’s interior appearance, and the last thing you consider changing is your fireplace, especially if your fireplace is operating fine. Soon enough you will find yourself with a fireplace that sticks out from the rest of your home.
Common Remodeling projects
- Repairing or switching out gas lines
- Adding a new chimney liner
- Converting an old wood fireplace to a gas fireplace
- Constructing a new masonry
- Repairing or installing your vent system
Here at Enchanted Fireside, we are here to assist you with the expertise you will need for your fireplace remodel. Let work together to find the best way to undertake your project to fit your appropriate budget.