Constructing your own house is all about putting in those great fixtures and features that make it stand out from the pack. You finally get the chance to go beyond the cookie cutter, subdivision home and create something that can truly be likened to a work of art.
If you're currently in the planning phases and are narrowing down the list of what you want in your house, you might have overlooked the importance of installing a fireplace. You absolutely must have a fireplace in your house for the following reasons.
A Fireplace Is The Perfect Built-In Space Heater
If you're building a rather large house, you probably understand that it's going to take quite a bit of money to keep it warm each month. When the winter winds start blowing into town, you might need to crank up the heat just to blast through the chill. The only issue with this setup is that if you spend most of your time in the family room, it just doesn't make sense to try and heat up the entire house.
Look at your custom fireplace as a kind of pre-installed space heater. You can light it up while you enjoy a movie night without having to spend so much of your cash trying to heat portions of the house that are uninhabited. You can even turn some evenings into a camp night and invite the whole household to sleep around the warmth of the fireplace.
Fireplaces Can Be Both Beautiful And Practical
A custom fireplace is built according to the unique angles of the room that you put it in. It's sleek and modern, immediately attracting the admiring gaze of everyone who comes over to your home for a visit.
However, even more than the aesthetics of the fireplace, you also have something on your hands that can be extremely practical. In the event that there is a power outage, you're able to light the logs and keep everyone from getting too chilly.
Place a large cast iron skillet over the flames, and you instantly have a stove that you can cook on as you wait for the municipal power to be restored.
A great fireplace is something that you just can't afford to miss out on. Set aside some time to talk with your general contractor to request that they put a fireplace into the plans for your next new house.