If you want to improve a room, one of the best ways you can do so is by adding a fireplace. They’re seen in a range of homes, from newly built properties in Gloucester, to listed homes in Cirencester, so there are all sorts of styles available. However, one style that’s consistently popular is fireplaces with stone surrounds, which have a classic look. Here are some ways that a stone fireplace can improve your Gloucestershire home.
1. Adding atmosphere
Some rooms need a little extra atmosphere. Perhaps you have a new build, or have decorated a room, and just feel it needs some ambience. Limestone fireplaces make an excellent addition to a living area, making an interesting focal point and breaking up areas that look a little plain or bland.
2. Decorative feature
Sometimes a room just needs an extra decorative feature. If you already have a fireplace, but want to upgrade it, then adding a limestone fire surround can make a big difference. You can choose crisp, clean lines, or opt for something with carvings and a more intricate style. It really depends on the overall look you want to achieve.
3. Saving on energy bills
Heating your entire home is expensive, and installing a fireplace allows you to simply heat one room, so you save on energy costs. Wood is a cheap resource, and keeps your room cosy, and you aren’t wasting money having the heating on in every room. Limestone fireplace surrounds for wood burners give it a cosier feel, and once installed, fireplaces last for many years, meaning the savings soon add up.
4. Adding value to your home
If you live in a period property in Gloucestershire and are looking to sell, then a real fireplace can add value. People love traditional features, and a limestone fire surround adds and interesting selling point to your home. Any type of stone will be more attractive in older homes than modern steel, and will fit in better with the overall style of the house, ensuring that it is in-keeping with the period the house was built.
5. Creating a focal point
A fireplace can become the heart of your living room, and makes an interesting focal point. When you have people round, you’ll often find they’ll gather near the fireplace, and the mantelpiece will no doubt be used for photos and sentimental items. It’s also the first thing people notice when they enter a room, so it needs to create right impression. A room without a focal point can often look bare and not quite put together, and if you already have a wood burner, then adding a new surround can make a big difference.
To find out more about how a fireplace can improve your home, get in touch with Wrights of Campden, Units 104-106, Northwick Business Centre, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9RF. Simply call Campden’s on 01386 700 497 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for a quote.