It’s exciting to install a new fireplace in your home. But before your mind gets lost in visions of cozy winter nights by the fire, it’s important to prepare for the installation. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. We’ll tell you how to best plan for a fireplace installation in your home.
Choose Your Style and the Design
The first step in the selection process is to pick the type of fireplace as well as the style and design. This determines the level of work that needs to be done to your home and if other steps need to be taken. This could include running a gas line (for a gas fireplace), or chimney, or vent installation for wood burning fireplaces. Thankfully, today’s homeowners have a variety of choices when it comes to which fireplace to install.
Maybe you want the convenience of a gas fireplace. Perhaps you have your heart set on a wood burning fireplace. Once you’ve decided, you can begin to choose the look of your fireplace. A classic home might look better with a fireplace that has a more traditional style. A more modern home may be best suited to a sleek gas fireplace.
Get the Installation Site Ready
It’s no secret that home improvement projects can get a little messy. Installing a fireplace is no exception. As installers cut into drywall or even haul materials into your home, it’s likely that your home will get dirty.
To help limit the impact of drywall dust and other construction debris, remove unnecessary furniture from the installation site. You can also help out the installers by reducing obstacles in high traffic areas.
For any furniture you can’t move out of the room, it’s a good idea to cover it with plastic. This will save you time cleaning up after the work is done. If you have drop cloths or plastic sheets, lay them down to protect flooring.
Know When to Let Go
Being involved in a home renovation can be exciting. But it may not be helpful to your installer to have you overseeing every step of the process. Once all of the materials have been delivered and the installer begins the initial work, it’s time for the homeowner to step away. This isn’t because the installer has anything to hide. It’s because the fireplace installer has important and careful work to do. You don’t want to distract them and cause unnecessary errors.
Start Planning Your Fireplace Installation Today
Now that you know how to best plan for your fireplace installation, you need to call IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces. We can help you find the right fireplace style and option to add the perfect warmth and ambiance to your home. We offer a large selection of electric, gas and wood burning fireplaces, including Kozy Heat®. Our incredible selection doesn’t end with fireplaces, though. We also have new and refurbished certified hot tubs, including Hot Spring® and Caldera® spas as well as Endless Pools® swim spas. Give us a call today at 303-755-4772 to learn more and ask for a free quote.