About fireplace designs and choosing the right one of your home

With the advancements in technology, there are so many fireplace designs that one can choose from nowadays! Gone are the days where an open fireplace, built into your home’s structure, was the only option. Clients can now choose between open fireplaces and closed, stove-like fireplaces, and furthermore, you can also choose whether you want a gas or wood-burning fireplace. The options are nearly endless!

Fire and Gas Lifestyles has partnered with some of the most prestigious fireplace designers and manufacturers, both locally and abroad, to bring only the best – and most stylish – selection of fireplaces to our clients in the Cape surrounds. Our fireplace options include open and closed systems from popular brands like Nordica, Dru, Franco Belge, Dik Geurts, Home Fires, Infiniti, and many more.

Not only do we distribute quality fireplaces, but our team can also assist with the professional installation of your fireplace. It is our aim to ensure that all installations are conducted in line with our company’s standards to ensure a lasting and efficient installation.

Tips to help you choose the best option:

When selecting a fireplace for your home, you might feel overwhelmed when being confronted with the vast range of fireplace designs available on the market today. Whether you prefer a gas or wood fireplace, open or closed, there are several service providers specialising in a broad range of designs that will not only add aesthetic appeal to your home but will manage to keep your family warm during those chilly winter months. Of course, a fireplace is a long-term investment in your home, you want to be to extra sure that it will bring you pleasure and warmth for years to come.

To help you make the right decision, you can always rely on our experienced team at Fire and Gas Lifestyles. We have been working in the fireplace industry for many years and have also assisted with a diverse range of installations – and can therefore advise you on what the best option for your home and requirements would be. When having to choose a fireplace, a few factors such as functionality, safety, space, budget, etc., all must be considered.

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Here are a few tips to help you make this important decision:

  1. Decide on your fireplace’s main function

Before deciding on the best possible fireplace design for your home, you need to decide what its main function will be. Are you simply looking to install a fireplace for aesthetic value, for warmth, or a combination of both?

  1. Choose your preferred installation location

Once you know what function your fireplace will serve, you need to decide where the best location would be to install it – will it be in your bedroom or living room? The place of installation will also have an impact on the type of design as larger rooms may require a different style for better heating efficiency.

  1. Determine your budget

Decide what your total budget for your new fireplace installation is – your budget should include the fireplace, as well as installation costs.

  1. Choose your preferred fuel type

Decide whether you prefer a wood-burning or gas fireplace. We have a wide selection of both options available at Fire and Gas Lifestyles.

  1. Have a look at available designs to find a suitable style

Do some research and have a look at available fireplace designs and trims to see what will work best with your current interior design. With the range of fireplace designs available today, in an assortment of colours and finishes, you are bound to find a solution to match your interior perfectly.

  1. Make sure you know what the fireplace looks like when not burning

Your fireplace will not be burning constantly, which is why it is important to see what it looks like when it is not burning to ensure that it will fit in with your current interior style.

  1. If possible, work with a full-service retailer

For peace of mind, work with a full-service retailer when installing a new fireplace. Doing so will ensure that your fireplace installation is done professionally, and you will have a go-to service provider for all questions and possible maintenance issues that may arise.

Fire and Gas Lifestyles is a full-service retailer and you can therefore count on us not only to provide you with a high-quality fireplace from a reputable manufacturer, but with an efficient and lasting installation as well.

Contact our team to discuss your needs, today.

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FAX: +27 (0) 086 606 6645

EMAIL: info@fireandgas.co.za


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