Selecting the right fireplace or stove for your new home is essential to
setting the look for the most used living space in the home. It sets the
mood, establishes comfort and sets the stage for family and friends to
Making this decision starts with free standing or built-in. While
free-standing fireplaces and stoves are often imagined as traditional
or even old-fashioned, the contemporary styles of free standing
fireplaces offer a great deal of design flexibility.
Built-in fireplaces can look contemporary or traditional; be purely
aesthetic or heaters; can be affordable or exclusive. Built-in fireplaces
can add dimension to a room and are often the centerpieces of the
No matter which type, free standing or built-in, you want to explore, it is
a decision that shouldn't be made lightly. After all, fireplaces and
stoves are about the same cost as buying a new LCD television.
However, if you want to upgrade your TV in 5 years, it's an easy thing
to do - changing a fireplace later is much more challenging.