How To Choose The Right Fireplace For Your Home

There are a number of things you need to think about before you choose your next fireplace for your home.

With 2018 just getting underway you may be looking for a way of updating your home, and adding a fireplace to your living space or even your bedroom could be the perfect option.

But there are a number of things you need to think about before you take the plunge - and the New York Times recently offered some advice to any homeowner who’s shopping for fireplaces in Staffordshire, or anywhere else for that matter.

Understanding the differences between the different kinds of fireplaces is crucial. For instance, a wood burner can act as the main heat source in a room, while a model that burns ethanol won’t provide much heat and is more about the ambience and appearance.

Colin Brice, co-founder of New York architecture firm Mapos, told the publication that people need to think first and foremost about what they want their fireplace to do. 

Is it there to provide heat? Or do you like the idea of having a fireplace as the centre of a room that can be used at any time of the year.

There are even models that can be utilised as dividers in larger spaces, Caleb Mulvena, co-founder of Mapos, explained “We try to think about how a fireplace can be more than a thing in the wall,” he stated.

Earlier in December, Cheat Sheet revealed that there’s one mistake where fireplaces are concerned that you should try to avoid - mounting your TV above it.

There are several reasons for this. Firstly, that it can cause you neck strain when you’re watching it because of the angle it’s positioned at; and secondly, because the heat from the fireplace can shorten the TV’s life.

It can also be difficult to hide the wires, the website states, while also noting that putting your TV here can pull focus from the fireplace itself.


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