Controlling fire changed everything for the human race. Once they could harness warmth and cook their food, life improved significantly. Humans are still interested in harnessing fire, albeit in their living rooms, bedrooms, and outdoor living spaces rather than caves, these days. And if you’re looking to add a cozy space to your home, you should know a thing or two about fireplace inserts before you start shopping.
Fuel source of fireplace inserts
Both indoor and outdoor fireplaces can be fueled by a number of sources and choosing which one you like best is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make when shopping for fireplace inserts Denver. Common fuel sources include wood, propane and other natural gases, electricity, pellets, gel, and even still coal. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages and your decision should be based on preference and your space.
Size of fireplace inserts
When you start shopping for fireplace inserts, it’s important to know the size of the insert that you need. You can measure the space yourself, being sure to measure the height and width, as well as the depth of the space where the insert will fit. If you don’t feel comfortable taking measurements, many quality fireplace dealers would be happy to do it for you.
Aesthetic of the room
When shopping for a fireplace insert, you want to be sure your final choice matches the existing aesthetic of the room. Don’t go modern if your living room has a traditional feel. Don’t go rustic if your outdoor living space features stoic Greek columns. It’s important for the space to feel seamless and comfortable, and definitely not disjointed.
Goal for addition
When shopping for fireplace inserts it’s also important to consider how you’ll use it. Do you plan to have large groups gather around your new outdoor insert to make s’mores on a cool fall evening? Do you want to maximize the warmth it produces in a space? Is the addition really about completing the look of a room? These questions and many others are important in guiding your ultimate choice in fireplace insert.