Sitting around the cozy warmth of a crackling fire has been something that human beings have done for hundreds of thousands of years. All those years ago man used fire to provide light and heat, keep predators at bay and to cook food. Some research may even suggest that without fire, human beings would not have evolved into what they are today.
Still, for many of us, being near the warmth of a stone fireplace feels familiar and inviting; this may be why so many people have opted to have a fireplace in their home. Additionally, because of the timelessness of a fireplace, many homeowners are choosing to give their older hearths a face-lift by renovating this important space. If you are on the fence about whether or not to update your current fireplace here are 5 helpful attributes to consider.
It cannot be denied that there is something beautiful and tranquil about a fireplace, especially today with so many styles and sizes to select from when considering updating your current fireplace. Stone veneer fireplaces today range in appearance and texture from the classic elegance of a cobblestone design to the more contemporary and ornate cut stone arrangement. In short, there is a design for every taste and every home.
Better still, there is a stone veneer fireplace for almost every budget. Today many fireplace owners are choosing to go with stone veneer when remodeling their fireplace. With stone veneer you get the quality and appearance of stone but with much less expense. Moreover, a stone veneer fireplace can be installed more quickly than building a new fireplace. Depending on the size of your project you can be sitting in front of your beautiful new fireplace within two days.
A Preferred Amenity
According to the National Association of Home Builders, groups they surveyed ranked a fireplace among one of the top three home amenities that people look for when purchasing a new home. This could also mean that it might be easier for you to sell your home if you have a fireplace. If you are thinking about possibly selling your home at some point in the future now might be a good time to update your current fireplace with more modern and organic looking stone.
Improving an Additional Heat and Light Source
How many times has the power gone out during frigid weather and you found yourself longing for the warmth of the fireplace you stopped using for some long forgotten reason? When used properly, a fireplace can not only provide warmth but also light until the power comes back on. You may even find yourself not missing the power so much after some time in front of a cozy fire. With this in mind, now might be a great time to get that fireplace back into working order and its former glory with some beautiful stone updating.
Transform Your Home
Do you love the natural light and decor of your living room but feel like it needs just a little something extra to make it perfect? Do you spend a lot of time in your home office and wish it didn’t feel so much like an office? Then updating your fireplace may be just the thing. You can dramatically change the tone and appearance of any room simply by updating the fireplace. You may even find yourself spending less money with fireplace options now on the market. Many homeowners are choosing to go with manufactured stone and or a custom colored fireplace veneer when designing or updating their fireplace because of the cost savings as well as the near limitless choices available.
If updating your fireplace sounds like the right option for your home remember there are many directions you can go in nowadays. Why not consider the beauty and cost savings of a stone veneer fireplace? For more information about adding stone to your fireplace, visit our stone fireplace FAQ page or contact us at [email protected] or call 847-996-6850 for a free estimate on your new stone fireplace.