Why a Fireplace in Your Kitchen and Bathroom Makes Sense – Gas or Wood, It’s Your Choice
When you think of a kitchen fireplace or a bathroom fireplace, you may be thinking of a big, roaring, open masonry fireplace filling up these smaller rooms. Fortunately, modern wood and gas fireplaces come in sizes that are ideal for smaller rooms. They’re ultra-convenient, beautiful and very economical. Let’s look at some details.
Gas or wood – your choice
Fireplaces for smaller rooms can run on either gas or wood. Here are some of the main characteristics of both.
- Start and stop fires with a button or a remote
- Control the level of heat
- Gas logs look remarkably like real wood
- Very little cleaning and maintenance involved
- The beauty of flames leaping from real wood logs
- The unmistakable, subtle aroma of burning wood
- Crackling and popping that can’t be matched with any other kind of fireplace
- Stringent EPA standards for design minimize smoke and emissions
By adding a fireplace to your kitchen or bathroom, you can get quick, comforting heat any time you want it without having to heat the entire house. Get into zone heating and give your central heat a break.
Both gas and wood zero-clearance (ZC) fireplaces are heavily insulated, making them safe to install in virtually any wall without fire risk to nearby home materials.
No chimney is necessary when adding a fireplace to your kitchen or bathroom. ZC fireplaces come with their own vent pipe that runs through a nearby wall, meaning very little alteration to the home is required.
Whatever type of bathroom or kitchen fireplace you prefer, you’ll be able to find one that looks fantastic and perfectly complements the décor of your smaller rooms. Modern gas and wood fireplaces come in a range of sizes, designs, colors and finishes.
Buying a gas or wood fireplace for kitchen or bath
While you can buy fireplaces through online dealers, it’s always best to consult with a local hearth shop or fireplace services professional. These companies will take the time to answer all your questions and understand your heating requirements including the square footage of the area you want to heat. Local experts will steer you in the right direction toward years of comfort and enjoyment with your new appliance.
Installing a fireplace in a kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else is not a job for do-it-yourselfers. Subpar installation can limit or void many homeowner’s insurance policies as well as manufacturer warranties. Local certified installation technicians should always be your first choice when installing home heating appliances.
In summary, kitchens and bathrooms are perfect spots for either gas or wood zero-clearance fireplaces. By choosing the right size with the optimal heat output and an attractive design, you’ll have an appliance that will work hard for you for many years to come.
Shop top-name fireplaces at Holiday Fireplace Shop located at 2727 Broadway Suite 5 in Cheektowaga, NY. We’ll give you all the help you need to find the perfect new fireplace. If you live in the Buffalo region or the Rochester area, visit us today or call (716) 482-1820.