Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it longer days and warmer temperatures. With summer just around the corner, most homeowners are officially finished using their fireplaces until next fall. Because fireplaces are used so infrequently during the warmer months of spring and summer, now is the perfect time to upgrade your fireplace with a face lift!
Whether your fireplace is out of date, doesn’t match your style, or not longer meets your heating needs, a face lift can transform your heating appliance from drab to fab. The following are four reasons to give your fireplace a face lift while you aren’t using it this spring.
1. Change fuel sources
Some homeowners swear that burning real wood is the only way to enjoy a fire. Others prefer the push-button ease of using gas. Unfortunately, if the fuel source your fireplace has doesn’t match your lifestyle or heating needs, you may not be fully utilizing your fireplace.
Changing fuel sources may be as easy as installing a new insert. Fireplace inserts burning gas, pellets, or wood are all available, allowing homeowners to find a new fireplace that meets their unique needs. Likewise, most inserts can be installed into an existing hearth, making it possible to convert fuel sources without building an entirely new chimney system.
2. Add value that lasts
There is one feature that home buyers can’t get enough of – fireplaces. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, 46% of buyers found looks to be the most important aspect of a fireplace; the same survey found buyers were willing to pay as much as $1,400 more for a home with an updated fireplace. Giving your fireplace a face lift can add value to your home that will last for years to come.
3. Match your design style
Do you have a sleek gas fireplace while the rest of your home is French Country? Or does your traditional wood burning fireplace not match the rest of your home’s minimalist style?
If your fireplace does not fit in with the rest of your home, it can become an eyesore instead of a focal point. A fireplace facelift allows you to design a fireplace surround that matches your style and fits in seamlessly with the rest of your home. Whether you want brick, stone, or tile, our team can create a custom look that meets both your heating needs and home décor.
4. Make a small change – or a major one
A fireplace face lift doesn’t have to necessitate a significant construction project. Because each project is completely personalized, our staff can help you make a big – or small – change to makeover the look of your fireplace.
Building a new mantle can change the entire look of a fireplace without changing the masonry. Likewise, a project as minor as installing new glass fireplace doors can create an updated look with minimal construction; new glass doors is also an easy way to improve fireplace efficiency.
Make the most out of the spring season by giving your fireplace a face lift! For more information on fireplace face lifts or to schedule your next appointment, contact Coopertown Services today!