Adding a fireplace to your home can be one of those home remodeling projects that tick all the boxes. It can fill a need, satisfy a desire and add value to the resale of your home.
Regarding filling a need, a fireplace can increase the energy efficiency of your home. That family room, where the family spends most of their time, can be efficiently and cost effectively heated. A wood burning fireplace can be helpful in having your home sustainable and help in your LEED compliance. However, a poorly installed fireplace can accidentally be an energy user. Poor planning can have the fireplace be a source of energy loss. So, be careful in your design and installation.
A fireplace can fill a long time desire for a romantic component to your home. A fireplace can be installed in a bedroom as a quiet addition to your getaway from the family hustle. There is nothing more calming than a crackle of wood burning and the flickering of light as you read a book before going to sleep.
Having the fireplace outdoors is also an option. A popular location for a fireplace has become the backyard. Evenings during the Fall and Spring in New Jersey can be cool but not frigid. Sitting around an outdoor fireplace with family and friends making shmores can add to a festive mood.
A fireplace can make your home more attractive to home buyers. Many homes do not have a fireplace, but most people looking to buy a home list a fireplace as a requirement. As stated by the HPBA, fireplaces rank among the top three features desired by new home buyers, after outdoor porches and upgraded kitchens, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
When the emotional factor coupled with the practical benefits are considered, a fireplace can add considerable value to your home.
Special attention should be spent on installing the fireplace correctly and in the proper location within the home. Being able to speak to an expert remodeling consultant with a showroom is really helpful. Veri Construction has its own showroom and is able to show you customized options specific to your situation. Call us to discuss your desires for a new fireplace for your home. We will ensure your needs are met with the greatest energy efficiency possible