As the winter holiday season approaches, many homeowners will have family or friends staying with them in the guest bedroom. Installing a new bedroom fireplace in your home will give your guests a cozy experience they won’t soon forget. You will also increase the resale value of your home by adding a fireplace, which should warm any homeowner’s heart.
About 50 percent of all homes in the United States have at least one fireplace or a stove that is freestanding, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. What’s more, fireplaces are among the top features that people want when buying a new home, notes the National Association of Home Builders.
There’s nothing like a beautiful, glowing fire in the fireplace to evoke the spirit of the holiday season. People enjoy gazing at the dancing flames as they curl up in front of the hearth for warmth and relaxation.
A fireplace brings up feelings of romance and hearkens back to a simpler, slower-paced way of life, which many people crave as an antidote to the stress of modern society.
Let Your Guests Determine How Warm Their Room Will Be
If your guests are coming from out of town and are unaccustomed to your local climate, they might want their guest bedroom to be warmer than you and your family would prefer for the rest of the house.
You might be used to bundling up under heavy comforters in the winter and keeping your thermostat very low. When there is a fireplace in the guest bedroom, your visitors can adjust the heat to their liking without your having to adjust the thermostat and heat up the entire house.
This flexibility can ensure that your guests will feel cozy and comfortable all night long, and you won’t need to worry about wasting energy heating an entire house for their benefit each night.
Whether you are building a new home or planning to remodel your current home, putting in a second fireplace in the guest bedroom will not only bring you years of comfort and pleasure, it can also boost the dwelling’s appeal when you put it up for sale. Potential buyers will likely enjoy the luxury of a second fireplace in their guest bedroom as they imagine how nice the accommodations will be for their visiting friends and family.