How to add a fireplace. You just need space above to get a chimney up through the roof. In two story houses choices for placing the fireplace may be more limited but often you can find the 12 to 14 inch space the chimney requires by enclosing a corner of a room or a spare closet. When you estimate how much a fireplace might add to the value of your house take into account your homes overall value.
There are very few things that beat the intimacy and the coziness of an open fireplace in the depths of winter. Living room remodel adding a fireplace and built in bookshelves by the andersons todays remodel feature comes to us from the andersons blog which documents this young and energetic couples adventure of renovating their first home. A masonry fireplace may cost upwards of 20000 including materials labor and installation while a zero clearance factory built fireplace will range from 100000 for a basic unit up to 600000.
For an epa qualified model. A 10000 fireplace holds its value in a 1 million house because buyers expect this feature in an upscale home. Any room can have a wondrous warm functional fireplace focal point as you will see.
A fireplace adds coziness and warmth to any space it occupies. And while a fireplace might not be the greatest most efficient way to heat your home it does add something quintessentially homey to.