A fireplace can create warmth in a home in the literal sense but also in an aesthetical sense too. A fireplace is the focal point of the home. It can easily determine the feel of a particular space. It’s also an asset that can increase the value of any home. Unfortunately, the wrong fireplace can also be a liability. Any parent with young children living in a home with a brick fireplace knows how nerve-wracking a fireplace can be. Fireplace replacement, also called fireplace remodeling, is one of the most common types of services that people contact our company about.
Buying and Selling with a Brick Fireplace
Some of the biggest homebuilders in the greater Dallas & Fort Worth area only build homes that have brick fireplaces. Those home builders do not give clients a choice in the matter. Therefore, even if you purchase a new home, you may end up with a less than desirable brick fireplace. Despite the fact that brick fireplaces have been deemed undesirable by the vast majority, they can still be found in new homes across the Dallas & Forth Worth greater area.
Our fireplace company spends a good deal of time replacing brick fireplaces. Therefore, we have heard our fair share of stories about people being injured on brick fireplaces. Homes with a brick fireplace are harder to sell because most parents foresee the risk involved with them. Brick fireplaces have sharp corners and edges that are usually between 12-24 inches off of the ground. Not only do brick fireplaces set off internal alarm bells of parents who fear for their child’s safety, they are not very attractive either. Some people choose to paint the brick to make it more attractive. While this is a new trend and great way to make a better first impression, the fireplace can still be a hazard.
We Will Help You Every Step of the Way
Our company wants to work with you to make your home safer and more appealing. We can help you find fireplaces that you like, if you do not have one in mind already. Updating your brick fireplace to something more modern and a little bit safer is an inexpensive way to increase the value of your home. In addition to increasing your home’s value, transforming your fireplace will create a new atmosphere that will make you feel more comfortable. Call us so we can discuss your fireplace.