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Avoid Fireplace Remodeling Mistakes

Fireplaces shouldn’t really have to be remodeled, if indeed people had never thought of that in the first place. But because of some brainchildren, we have to rework fireplaces that should have never been changed. If you find yourself in a situation like that, let’s take a look at a few things you should avoid.

Dating Yourself

Home remodeling and quartz countertops are all about trends for the most part. People design a home around the style of the 70s and then the 80s hit. So, they design their home around the 80s and then the 90s come through. Here we are already past the first decade of the 21st century and some people are still back in the 90s, or even the 80s.

I can agree that there are some styles we just want to keep. But, others have to go. If you completely immerse yourself into an era, you might find yourself having to make changes a decade later. That might be fine with you, but I know there are people who don’t want to have to remodel every few years or so.

Lack of Planning

When you have a major renovation in mind, but you don’t have the funds for everything right now, make sure you plan it through to the end. Sometimes, people step on their own toes when they do a small project with other projects in mind. They find that they have to undo certain work or redo certain work.

It can become a mess if you haven’t thoroughly planned an entire project. Ventless fireplaces can be the easiest to plan when it comes to major renovations. Just make sure that everything else that goes along with it has been considered and made a part of the plan before you started.

Inaccurate Value to Cost Ratio

It’s true that the ventless fireplace or several of them around your home will increase its value. But, the actual cost to value should be calculated. A fireplace can probably add about 5 ‘” 10% to the value of the home. So, make sure that you keep your cost well below that value.

A traditional fireplace can cost upwards of $10,000. If your home is worth more than $100,000 then by all means add a traditional fireplace. But when you can build your own ventless fireplace for less than $1,000, you might want to look into that solution.

When you have the fun task of remodeling your fireplace or simply installing new ones all around your home, it should be seemingly painless. There is no need to curse at the ghosts who lived in your home before you. If you built your own home from ground up, then that’s a different story.

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