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The Definitive Guide to Fireplaces

Warming feet by a fireplace

It’s that time of year again! Santa is getting the sleigh ready and his reindeer in line to bring Christmas joy to those of us who have been good this year.

Why not make a good impression and get Santa a new hot and stylish place to enter your home. Let’s take a look at some of Santa’s preferred fireplace options.

Natural Wood-Burning

There’s nothing like a natural, wood-burning fireplace. They never go out of style and will fit in with any home décor trend you may have.

However, they can be messy, and you’ll have to take the time to dispose of ash which may be a turn-off for some. Plus, making sure you have a good stockpile of wood is not very convenient, and some homes don’t have a good place to store it.

Still, it’s tough to beat a real wood fire. And Santa’s been using them for centuries!

Free-Standing Stove

Cast iron stoves provide a unique look and can be installed almost anywhere. This is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something on a budget since it does not require a chimney.

These types of fireplaces have gained in popularity recently, even though they do not have the same center of attention qualities as some of the other options on this list. They are also a great choice for those with limited space since they are smaller than the other choices.

Standard Gas Fireplace

You can get the cozy feeling of the fireplace while heating your home. Standard gas fireplaces are a cost-effective option for homeowners who want to add a fireplace to their homes.

Standard gas fireplaces come with different decorative trim options to match your existing décor and also come in a range of sizes. 


Looking for something a little less hot cocoa and Santa friendly and more date-night with a bottle of wine worthy? An ultra-modern gas fireplace can do the trick.

Gas fireplaces in sleek designs look incredible in the contemporary home and will add a stylish design element sure to impress. 

Ultra-modern peninsula style fireplace

See-Through or Peninsula Fireplaces

This option is like a 2-for-1 deal. With a see-through fireplace, you’ll get to have one fireplace in 2 rooms. This type of design can tie two spaces together and are great for entertainers. We can even install this so one side is the highlight of your outdoor space so you can use it year-round.

Electric Fireplaces

If you don’t have gas service, an electric fireplace is a great way to add a fire feature to your home. With the flip of a switch, you can have a fire to add ambiance and warmth to a room.

This is probably the most energy-efficient option of the bunch, which could save you money during the cold winter months when heat is a must have in your living room.  Are you wondering what style of fireplace would work best in your home? Not sure if you have a space in your home where a fireplace installation could work? Give us a call! We will visit your home to take a look at what we’re working with and answer any questions you may have. 

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