Adding a fireplace to your home adds warmth and coziness to your home and outdoor spaces. Especially in cold Colorado winters, a fireplace adds style and interest to any space, while the energy efficient warmth of a gas or wood-burning fireplace gives the whole family something to gather around and enjoy a nice night in.
Whether you want to remodel a space with the addition of a fireplace or update the look and feel of an existing one in your home, our designers can transform a modern fireplace to create an unmatched ambiance in any home.
Update Your Historic Home
For those who have fallen in love with their historic home but are looking to modernize in some way, an updated fireplace can certainly be an attractive option. When updating your fireplace, it’s important to have your chimney inspected and ensure it can continue to serve your ventilation needs. After inspection, the design can be brought into the 21st century by updating the stone or tile work around the fireplace. Adding a gas insert to an existing fireplace create a safe and energy efficient method of conducting heat as well.
If you already have a fireplace with a gas insert, our designers will consider updating features of the fireplace that can be replaced like the hardware, stone, or brick. If you’re unable to picture exactly how you want your updated fireplace to look, don’t be afraid to rethink the entire feature with our design team! Taking a new look at the entire fireplace, including the mantle, can be a great option to bring a new and exciting style to your home.
Bring New Life To Your Space
Although it seems difficult, adding a gas fireplace to an existing room or outdoor space can create a dramatic effect. In reality, the main steps in adding a fireplace to an exterior wall are to:
- Add a gas insert to the existing wall
- Create surround with stone or brick
- Add a mantle with custom carpentry
- Ensure proper ventilation
Adding a fireplace to an interior room requires a little more work and a more drastic change as it requires vertical ventilation. If you’re considering other major changes to your home, now is a great time to consider creating room for a fireplace.
A potbelly stove is another way to more conveniently add a fireplace and has a vintage look that can transform any room.
A traditional wood-burning fireplace does create a much larger project than gas, but it also easily provides a huge design pay off. The structural changes necessary to insert a wood-burning fireplace and chimney into a room are an undertaking, but the style and design elements create a lasting, memorable look.
Think Outside the Living Room
If you’re considering adding a brand new fireplace, think outside the living room. Adding a fireplace in an unexpected place like a bedroom or bathroom provides warmth and comfort that makes a huge impact. Offices, libraries, and dens can all be improved with by heat and the look of a brand new fireplace, and your guests will be pleasantly surprised to find your latest addition in a guest room or bathroom.
Fireplaces don’t have to be limited to the indoors, either. Our team can extend your outdoor living season by adding a fireplace, fire pit or chimney to your outdoor space. Especially in Colorado climates, adding a fireplace to a backyard living space can be a beautiful and warm investment so you’re able to comfortably use your patio throughout the year.
Adding Beauty and Function
Fireplaces create a timeless addition to any room. Rather than having a television be the focus of your living spaces, our team can create a beautiful focal point in the stylish mantle of a fireplace. Ultimate comfort awaits with large, plush couches that surround the warmth and glow of a fireplace, creating a room you may never want to leave.
Customized carpentry means that you get design and function, as mantles can display family photos, books, art, collections, or whatever your personal style calls for. Additional storage space can house TV cords, cables, and stereo components in order to best de-emphasize your TV as the focus of the room.
The designers at Factor Design Build want to help you remodel your home to make it the best that it can be. For our designers, that usually includes the addition of a timeless and stunning fireplace. Easily add warmth, natural light, and beautiful design to any space in your home with the addition of a gas or wood-burning fireplace.
Contact Factor today for a consultation to find out just how amazing your home can look with a sleek, modern fireplace.
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