Adding Ambiance to Your Home with an Indoor Fireplace

A warm and cozy family gathering; roasting marshmallows with the children; snuggling up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate; a romantic evening with your loved one…these are some of the beautiful images that are often conjured up when thinking about relaxing in front your very own fireplace.

Indoor fireplaces can enhance the overall look and feel of your home.  Adding such an inviting design element to your den, living room, kitchen or bedroom can create the ambiance fireplace that your home has been missing.  Many new home buyers consider a home with this feature to be a plus when searching for their dream house, and homeowners who have had one installed don’t know how they’ve previously lived without it.

When family and friends come to gather at your home, they are often drawn to sit and warm up in front of the fire and let the outside cold melt away.  Especially when a winter storm, typical in the Northeast, hits and the electricity goes out, you can count on your fireplace to keep you warm and provide plenty of light and ambiance.

Gas fireplaces are easy to use and can be a good source of heat.  There is no worry associated with running out of wood and cleaning up after the fire has been extinguished, and they are as easy to light as flipping a switch.  While gas appliances offer the ease and convenience that so many long for in today’s busy culture, wood-burning options provide the crackle and pop, as well as the smell that bring back fond memories from years gone by. Today’s wood-burning designs are extremely efficient, producing ample heat to warm your home and allowing you to use less of your standard heating fuel.

Bedroom fireplaces have come back into style just as they were in many historic homes.  Many homeowners are looking to create the feel of getting away for a romantic weekend while staying put right at home.  Quaint bed & breakfasts wouldn’t be as inviting and romantic without the warmth and glow given off by a roaring fire in the great room or bedroom, and you can create the same feeling in your own home.  Having one installed not only gives you the ambiance that you so desire, but also allows you the opportunity to create a perfectly designed masterpiece that fits your style to a tee and adds architectural interest to your home.

About half of the 40 million homes built in the U.S. since 1973 were built without a fireplace, yet consumer studies show that the majority of homeowners wish they owned a home with one and are inclined  to have one installed. Millenium Stoneworks can design and create an indoor fireplace to meet the needs of any homeowner and any interior décor.   Whether you are looking for a sleek design to fit your modern aesthetic or a traditional creation fully equipped with hearth and mantle to match your more classic style, we offer a variety of materials, shapes, sizes and heating sources to choose from.

For more information about designing and installing an indoor fireplace, contact Millenium Stoneworks in NJ at 732-519-1112 or 347-723-6990.

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