What Kinds of Fireplaces Add the Most Value to a Home?

The home and the hearth have always been connected in our minds. Our fireplaces are important places for family and friends to gather around. This holds true even today for our homes in Victoria. According to many studies, a majority of potential homebuyers would pay more for a home that has a fireplace compared than one that doesn’t. Of course, not all fireplaces necessarily add to a home’s value. If your fireplace is poorly maintained, potential buyers might see it as an aesthetic problem or even a safety hazard so it’s always best to maintain your fireplace for a multitude of reasons.

What Kinds of Fireplaces Add the Most Value to a Home?

Although a properly maintained fireplace is still a sought-after feature of a home, there are a lot of innovations that have brought this feature into the 21st century, such as gas and electric power. Most surveys indicate that old-fashioned wood-burning fireplaces are still most people’s preferred option but gas-powered and electric fireplaces have been gaining popularity due to their increasing technological sophistication. Outdoor fireplaces are also becoming a desirable feature for people looking to buy a new home. In Victoria, we have to take advantage of the outdoors whenever we can.

How Hard Is It to Install a Fireplace?
If you’re interested in adding a feeling of warmth and comfort to your home, installing a fireplace is a great way to do it. Depending on what kind of fireplace you’d like, installation can be more or less difficult. The major issue when it comes to adding a fireplace is what to do with the emissions. Traditional masonry chimneys are the most difficult to add on to a house, so people only tend to do it as part of a larger remodelling of a home. New gas and electric fireplaces, however, although they’re slightly less in demand than traditional fireplaces, are much easier to install because they don’t burn wood, have fewer emissions and are easier to maintain.

At 4 Seasons in Victoria, we offer all the services you need to install and maintain a fireplace in your home. We work hard to provide courteous and professional service to all of our customers so contact us today to find out how we can help you make your home everything you want it to be.