Do you have an old wood-burning fireplace that you never use because of the hassles involved? I want to offer some alternatives so that you can make that space useful and transform it into a used feature in your home. There are various fireplace insert options available that can be fitted into your existing firebox and they include: electric, pellet, and gas.
Popular in new construction is the direct vent gas fireplace that takes air from the outside (therefore not taking warm air from your house) to burn the gas and release any harmful fumes out the vent offering a beautiful look and warmth. To learn more about direct vent gas fireplaces, click here.
You can inexpensively turn your fireplace into a crackling and glowing scene by using an electric log display that you can find at your local home stores, such as Home Depot, click here to view. Many of the electric options provide heat, though it is not as much as a gas insert or pellet.
Pellet fireplaces can generate heat and offer the fireplace burning glow that everyone loves. It pulls air from the outside and uses a convection fan to circulate the air and burns pellets sending the exhaust gases outside. The pellets are made from wood waste and create an efficient heating option. To learn more about pellet fireplaces, click here to read what the professionals at This Old House have to say.
If you love a wood burning fireplace and use it, yet want a different style or look, flip through this IdeaBook I created for you to see various fireplace styles, mantels, and surrounds for inspiration, perhaps a change in color is all you need?
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By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.