Planning On Adding A Fireplace To Your Bathroom? Here Are Some Ideas

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If you frequently retire to the bathroom to enjoy some deep relaxation, it can be worthwhile to think about how you can bolster the calming nature of this space when you plan your next bathroom renovation. Before you get too deep into your planning, it can be helpful to talk to the remodeling contractor who will be doing the work for you. Ideally, he or she will have experience with putting fireplaces in bathrooms, and can provide you with some suggestions on how to make the most of this idea. Here are some ideas that you can think about in the meantime.

Fireplace Type

With many different types of fireplaces available on the market, one of the first things that you'll need to think about is what type of fireplace you want in the bathroom. The location of the bathroom plays a role in your decision. If the bathroom is located on an inside wall of your home, a wood-burning fireplace is a no-go because it needs to be vented outside. Additionally, if the fireplace is on the upper floor, you might not like the idea of carrying firewood up to the bathroom. An electric fireplace is always an option; it's connected to your home's electricity network with ease. If you have natural gas in your home, a gas fireplace provides a natural look without the hassle of dealing with wood.

Location

The location of the fireplace is important. There's no "right" place for it to be, but you'll want to have it installed in a spot within the bathroom that maximizes its visibility. Many people enjoy being able to view the fireplace when they're soaking in the bath. If this isn't a possibility with your current bathroom layout, you might wish to talk to your remodeling contractor about changing the position of the bath. A two-sided fireplace is ideal for larger bathrooms, as you'll be able to enjoy its look from the tub and while you're at the sink.

Matching

You want to be sure that your fireplace complements the overall look of the bathroom, rather than stands out for the wrong reasons. There are many looks of fireplaces available, so you can work with your remodeling contractor to find a style that suits the renovation. For example, if you favor a rustic bathroom, you might wish to find a traditional style of fireplace in black. However, if you're more into creating a modern space, a wall-inset fireplace with stainless steel or brushed aluminum trim can work well. For more information, contact a service like M P T Enterprises.

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