One of the things that everyone looks for in a house is a fireplace. That is great news if you have one, but bad news if it is not the type of fireplace that many people are looking for. Thankfully, there are some renovations that you can do on your fireplace to turn it into a selling point for your home. Not only will your home sell faster when you put it on the market, you will be able to ask and receive top dollar as well.
Here are 3 renovation ideas for your fireplace that will increase the value of your home:
Convert your fireplace to gas
There are not too many people that want the hassle of collecting wood and bringing it into the house whenever they want a fire, plus burning wood can be messy and smelly. A gas fireplace allows you to enjoy the warmth of a fire, without needing to go out to the woodpile, collect the wood, bring it into the house while dropping little pieces of bark all over, and then trying to get a log to catch on fire. With a gas fireplace, you simply need to flip a switch and the flame lights up and your house will get warm and cozy.
Change the bricks
Red bricks can make any fireplace look dated and you have two options for changing its appearance. A low-cost option would be to repaint the bricks a neutral color, but that might not be enough in some cases. Another option that is available to you is removing the bricks and replacing them with a smooth wall or even a modern stone.
Add a mantel
The area that surrounds your fireplace should look just as beautiful as your fireplace. A new mantel can become a fabulous focal point of the room and built-ins can offer additional storage in an otherwise cramped space.
These three quick and easy fireplace renovations will increase the value of your home and allow you to ask for more money when the time comes and you are ready to sell your home. In the meantime, you can enjoy the results of your labor as you are sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold winter day.
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