This is definitely a buyer’s market in this tight economy. Who knows when it will end? But, the economy doesn’t seem like it’s going to pull out of its funk any time soon. So, what do you do to sell your home?
One thing to think about is adding a new fireplace if you don’t already have one. Another thing to think about is adding a fireplace in a room where you don’t have one already. There are plenty advantages to adding a fireplace if you look at all of your options.
First of all, you have to think about how much your home is worth. Then of course, you need to figure out how much value a fireplace will add to your home. But, that can be a problem as well as a solution. If the value of your home only rises by about twenty thousand dollars, you might have spent that much in building the new fireplace in the first place.
Calling a contractor to come and look at your home will give you a better idea of what you can expect. But, you’ll pay for labor as well as supplies. A fireplace with a chimney that vents out of the roof might cost anywhere from ten to twenty thousand to build. Plus, it will take awhile so your house will be off the market all that time. I would only consider this option if your home will stand to gain a considerable amount of value through the practice of adding a fireplace to it.
But, a ventless gel fireplace will save you a lot of money while adding a great amount of value to your home. With a fireplace insert and gel fuel, you can have a fireplace anywhere around your home. Consider a few places. In the living room of course, but also in the bedrooms and then anywhere else you can imagine. You’ll be able to put in as many fireplaces as you want for far less than one traditional fireplace that needs to be built into the structure of your home.
You can make them look just like traditional fireplaces built with stone or brick, having a mantel for decorations and a television above for a touch of class. The only difference is that you don’t have to tamper with the structure of your home when you build the chimney and the hearth. We have a design that is rock from the floor to the ceiling. Stack the rocks to form the hearth and then stack the rocks to the ceiling. Use mortar or cement to hold the structure together and make sure that you build in a two foot by three foot cave for your fireplace insert.
For possibly about five hundred dollars, you can have a great looking fireplace that burns a real fire just like a traditional fireplace. If you want the smell of wood, use an aroma diffuser and get the aroma you like. Crackling gel fuel creates the sound of a traditional fireplace. So, you’ll have everything you would normally have. That is except for the problems.
You don’t have to clean your fireplace every year. You won’t have to worry about soot building up in the fireplace and then filling your home with smoke. You won’t have to worry about cleaning your fireplace throughout the season every time you use it. Put the lid back on the can and let it sit until you are ready to enjoy it again.
The ventless gel fireplace is so versatile, you don’t have to run out of ideas. Patio fireplaces make great additions to a home you’re trying to sell. A fireplace in the bathroom will go over big as well. So, look into it. If you are trying to sell your home, invest in a fireplace and you can’t go wrong.