Do you ever wish you had a nice fireplace, like the ones you see in movies? Some fireplaces are massive, ornate, and just look like they belong on a movie set. These fireplaces are available to anyone who wants to buy them, provided they have the cash.
There are plenty of reasons to add a fireplace to your home, but here are five reasons to go for luxury.
1. Not all fireplaces require burning wood
When you think of a luxury fireplace, you probably picture a gigantic hearth made of stone with stacks of wood nearby. That’s certainly one type of fireplace. However, not all fireplaces burn wood.
There are many ways to fuel a fireplace, including ethanol, propane, natural gas, and electricity. Traditional fireplaces burn split firewood, but sometimes that’s not an option. If your home can’t accommodate a vent, you can’t burn wood indoors. Burning wood indoors without a proper chimney for ventilation puts you at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you can install a vent, but you can’t use a wood-burning fireplace, try a gas-powered fireplace powered by natural gas or propane. Gas fireplaces create fire without burning wood, so you won’t get the earthy smell of burning wood. However, they’re still amazing and feel relaxing to watch.
If you can’t use a real fireplace because you can’t install a vent, your next best option is an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces simulate a real fire and heat your home at the same time.
2. A luxurious fireplace will make your home feel extra warm
That warm feeling you get inside a cozy home doesn’t come entirely from fire. Your home’s aesthetics play a large role in making your home feel warm and fuzzy. Having a luxurious fireplace will provide that feeling of warmth even when it’s not in use.
Imagine walking around in your home, seeing a beautiful fireplace every time you walk through your living room. You’ll feel happy, uplifted, and free. You’ll get that feeling of warmth that makes you feel like you’re really at home. This feeling will exist all year round, whether it’s summertime or in the winter.
3. Many luxury fireplaces are affordable
You could spend anywhere from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars on a luxury fireplace. Some units are elaborate and come with beautiful frames. Others are free-standing units you can roll around your house and plug in.
The most elegant fireplaces are the ones you can mount to the wall. Wall-mounted fireplaces save space and they make any room look luxurious.
4. A fireplace makes a great YouTube backdrop
Fireplaces are a common, popular background for YouTube videos. People love seeing fire in the background, especially when the video content is designed to feel like a conversation.
Several years ago, it was trendy for YouTubers to have an electric wall-mounted fireplace in the background. This trend hasn’t disappeared, but now people are starting to use a computer monitor that plays a video of a roaring fire strategically positioned on the side.
5. Changing the aesthetics of your home can improve your mood
Adding a luxury item like a fireplace to your home can instantly change your mood for the better. If you’ve been feeling down, tired, or unmotivated, a change of scenery will help you perk up.
You’ve heard the phrase, “fake it ‘til you make it.” This phrase is controversial, as not everyone believes you can fake a character trait and become it genuinely. However, it does have merit, and actors experience this all the time.
If you surround yourself with luxury, you will start to feel more luxurious. Your home environment has a direct effect on your mental health. As you begin to feel more luxurious, your mood will gradually improve.
Luxury is worth every penny
When you’ve got millions of dollars to spare, purchasing luxury items is no big deal. However, when you aren’t exceptionally wealthy, each luxury item you buy comes at a significant price. Either way, luxury items are worth every penny; they provide a sense of security and comfort you can’t get from living a cheap life.
Out of all the luxury items you could buy for your home, a fireplace is probably the least expensive and most beneficial. While a fireplace will keep you warm in the winter, you’ll feel great having a luxurious atmosphere in your home.