Are you considering buying a new fireplace or upgrading an existing one? You’ll have a few things to keep in mind when choosing your fireplace, including what type of fuel it will use and where it will be placed. One of the most important decisions to make is whether you want a traditional or contemporary look for your fireplace. Here are some things to consider to make that decision.
The Age of Your Home
Take into consideration the age of your home when planning your fireplace. If your home is 100 years old, a contemporary fireplace would look very out of place. On the other hand, if you have a very contemporary home that’s been built in the last 20 years, you will want to keep with the style and have a contemporary fireplace.
The Style of Your Home
Your home likely has a bit of your own personal style incorporated into the décor and furniture. Even newer homes can be decorated in a traditional or vintage style. If you have worked hard to create a specific aesthetic in your home, you’ll want to make sure that your fireplace fits right into the scheme of things.
Sometimes the style of your fireplace will depend on what is actually possible in your home. A contemporary fireplace is going to use natural gas or electricity, and a traditional fireplace is likely to be wood or natural gas. If the space where you want your fireplace to be installed doesn’t offer easy access or installation of new natural gas or electric lines, you may have no choice but to go with a traditional fireplace.
If you are ready to start planning for your new fireplace, contact us today to schedule a time to come look at our warehouse.