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Designing and selecting the right fireplace for your home remodel can be an exciting and rewarding process. A fireplace not only adds warmth and comfort to your living space but also serves as a focal point and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. To ensure that you choose the perfect fireplace for your needs, consider the following steps and tips:

1. Determine the Purpose: Decide how you plan to use your fireplace. Will it primarily be for heating purposes, or do you want it primarily for decorative purposes? This will help you determine the type of fireplace that suits your needs.

2. Evaluate the Space: Consider the size and layout of the room where the fireplace will be installed. Measure the dimensions of the available space to ensure that the fireplace you select fits appropriately.

3. Choose the Type of Fireplace: There are several types of fireplaces to choose from, including traditional wood-burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces, and ethanol fireplaces. Each type has its advantages and considerations. Wood-burning fireplaces offer a classic ambiance but require regular maintenance. Gas fireplaces provide convenience and control but may require a gas line installation. Electric fireplaces are easy to install and operate, while ethanol fireplaces offer a clean-burning and eco-friendly option.

4. Consider Ventilation Options: Traditional wood-burning fireplaces require a chimney or flue for proper ventilation. Gas fireplaces may require a direct vent or a ventless option. Electric and ethanol fireplaces do not require ventilation.

5. Determine the Style: Consider the overall style and design of your home when selecting a fireplace. Choose a fireplace that complements the existing decor and architectural elements. There are various styles available, such as traditional, modern, rustic, and contemporary.

6. Select the Surround and Mantel: The surround and mantel of the fireplace play a crucial role in enhancing its visual appeal. Choose materials, such as stone, brick, tile, or wood, that coordinate with your home’s style and aesthetics.

7. Consider Safety Features: Ensure that the fireplace you choose has adequate safety features, such as a protective screen or glass doors, to prevent accidental burns and keep children and pets safe.

8. Energy Efficiency: If energy efficiency is a concern, consider fireplaces with high energy efficiency ratings. Gas fireplaces and electric fireplaces are generally more energy-efficient than wood-burning fireplaces.

9. Budget and Installation Costs: Set a budget for your fireplace project, taking into account not only the cost of the fireplace itself but also installation costs, including any necessary modifications to the existing structure.

10. Seek Professional Advice: Consult with a professional fireplace contractor or designer who can guide you through the selection and installation process. They can offer expert advice based on your specific requirements and ensure that the fireplace is installed correctly and safely.

Remember, a fireplace is an investment that can significantly enhance the ambiance and value of your home. Take your time to research and consider all the factors mentioned above to select the perfect fireplace for your home remodel.

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  • Small place, but, to me, a very large selection of grills and some accessories. However, the staff is knowledgeable. The man I spoken with was very friendly and gave me... read more

    Clyde Morgan
    June 26, 2022

    Dustin did an excellent job cleaning and adjusting our gas fireplace. He also cleaned the unit and glass front. I will definitely continue to use The Grilling Store and Fireplace... read more

    Steve Meisinger
    June 26, 2022

    Don Ivins was very helpful and knowledgeable in letting me know what my options were and what would work best for me. Highly recommend

    Cheryl Unangst
    June 26, 2022
  • Technician, Brian, was on time, friendly, professional and very thorough. My fireplace looks great!

    T C
    May 26, 2022

    Excellent customer service, arrived on time, polite, skilled technician Brian, fixed my fireplace issue. I'm 100% satisfied and would recommend The Grilling Store for fireplace and grill needs.

    Debbie Jones
    April 26, 2022

    Great experience. Don really help us understand the problem what causes problem with our fire place.

    Rodney Byrd
    April 26, 2022
  • The Grilling Store is great and their techs are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Brian is awesome and would highly recommend this business for fireplace repairs. Our fireplace... read more

    Chelsea Reynolds
    February 26, 2022

    Technician was very polite and helpful. Did a great job checking out fireplace.

    Nanci Conway
    February 26, 2022

    Don definitely knows his trade. His artistic ability to create the ambiance of a real fire with gas logs impressed me.

    Jim Bullard
    February 26, 2022
  • Don did his usual excellent work with his highly personable self. Thanks. Tom and Gail Colley

    Thomas Colley
    January 26, 2022

    Don knows his craft. We are pleased with our new blower.

    david smallwood
    January 26, 2022

    Would absolutely recommend them. Don serviced, cleaned, and installed a new part on our 20yo gas fireplace today and it’s working better than it has in years. He was punctual,... read more

    Ginger G.
    December 26, 2021
  • Brian was very professional, thorough, and personable. He patiently answered all of our questions and the fireplace looks beautiful now! Thanks Brian!

    Pam Leaman
    December 26, 2021

    I appreciate the pre-call when technician was going to arrive and explain what he had to do to resolve the problem solved

    Travis Davis
    November 26, 2021

    The technicians who came out to repair our gas logs were super friendly, courteous, kept their masks on the whole time. When we scheduled originally, it was looking pretty bleak... read more

    Jacson Lowe
    October 26, 2021

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