One of the great things about winter is being able to cozy up in front of the fireplace after coming in from the cold winter weather. But what if you don’t have a fireplace? Is it possible to add a fireplace to your house? Yes, you can! There are several different types of fireplaces you can add to your house that provide heat and charm in any living room.
This is the image most people have when they think of a fireplace. A crackling wood fireplace is definitely the most traditional and rustic of the fireplace options out there, but it’s also the most expensive, often costing more than $10,000. The reason wood-burning fireplaces are so expensive is because they have to be built by a mason to code, which is a extensive and labor-intensive process. In addition, more foundation has to be laid down to accommodate the weight of the fireplace and chimney.
Though less expensive than a wood-burning fireplace, a gas-burning fireplace will still probably run you somewhere in the thousands. However, installation is much easier, and you don’t have to go out and buy wood to have a fire. If you’re considering a gas-burning fireplace, make sure to consider the cost of gas, which often changes.
The most affordable and easiest to install of the three types of fireplaces, electric fireplaces are easily the most convenient fireplace option available. You can get one for under $1,000, and their portability means you can put them in any room in the house.
If you’re ready to remodel, C.C. Dietz is ready to help! We’ll meet and discuss the project, create a design for your approval, and then begin construction. In no time you’ll have a brand new room to enjoy and you’ll reclaim valuable interior space. Whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, basement, or addition, nothing is a problem for C.C. Dietz!
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