When you step into someone’s home, it’s often the features of the property that you notice first, whether it’s the flooring or windows. However, one thing that can make a great focal point and really draw your attention is a fireplace, and there are many reasons why this is often the heart of the room.
Gloucestershire is full of period homes, especially in areas such as Cinderford and Tewkesbury, and these properties especially suit limestone fireplaces, with many different designs to suit different eras. Here are some reasons why fireplaces can add value to your home.
They make it stand out from the crowd
A fireplace is one of those features that can really help sell a house, especially if it’s unique to the others on your street. Simply adding a limestone fire surround makes your property so much different from the neighbours, so if you live in a terraced house and know that buyers are looking at more than one place on your street, you know that yours will be more likely to stick in their mind.
Buyers love period properties
Gloucestershire attracts buyers from all over the country who want to enjoy its rural charm and small towns. These sorts of buyers often highly value period features such as:
- Bay windows
- Butlers sinks
- High ceilings
- Any original tiling or décor
While some of these things are impossible to replicate, it’s often easy to add a feature such as a limestone hearth to replace a modern one and bring back the original charm of the property. Many period homes were modernised in the last few decades, and it’s only recently that these features have come back in style, so it’s worth showing them off if you’re trying to sell.
Creating a focal point for the room
It’s important that homes are well-designed, with cohesive interior design that makes sense to buyers. However, when you step into many homes, they can feel cluttered and unfocused, so you don’t know where to look first. Look for fireplace limestone surrounds, which create a simple and clean, but effective, focal point for a room. When people come to look at your house, their eyes will instantly be drawn to the fireplace, and then they can take their time looking at the rest of the space.
It looks great on the estate agent’s description
If you read the blurb on estate agents’ websites, you’ll see how highly praised features such as fireplaces can be. Even adding fireplace surrounds for wood burners can create an interesting and unique feature that estate agents will love to shout about, and this can lead to more interest in your home, hopefully getting you offers and the price that you want. If you need to make your home more interesting, then a fireplace might just be the way to do it.
Wrights of Campden are architectural stonemasons who can create the perfect fireplace and other stone features for your home. Simply call us today on 01386 700497 or e-mail email@example.com to discuss your project.