Why Would I Want a Fireplace?

During this time of year most people cover up with sweaters, coats and scarfs but have you thought about relaxing around the fireplace?  Pellet stoves, wood stoves and fireplaces are the perfect place to curl up to read a good book or create the wintery atmosphere we all grew up seeing on television.  Home owners with a sense of taste for flair definitely have fireplaces but are they using it as much as they thought they would?

Spending time with the family is essential and traditional but it has dwindled with the rise of technology and social media.  To return and inspire family-time we thoroughly reviewed our clients’ testimonials for clues on reasons why they love spending time by their fireplaces, pellet stoves and wood stoves.  Here are 3 great reasons to get the family to spend time around the fireplace this winter:

#1 Reason to spend time by the fireplace: Romance

Drop the kids off at their grandparent’s house and give in to the ambiance of having dinner by the fireplace.  The cozy atmosphere is just what parents need to recoup and reignite feelings that are buried just beneath a soft touch.

#2 Reason to spend time by the fireplace: Family Time

Technology has advanced allowing for constant contact but sometimes the ones we live with don’t receive enough of our attention.  Call everyone around the fireplace and start a conversation.  Tablets, cell phones and laptops might still be present but having everyone in the same room is a start.

#3 Reason to spend time by the fireplace: Relaxation

To fight against stress, weariness and simply having a bad day—your fireplace is there for you.  End your day with a warm respite near the fire, close your eyes and let the wood fragrance take you to a favorite childhood memory of playing in the snow.  Use this time for meditation or a well-needed nap.

It really doesn’t matter which reason you pick—taking time out of your busy day is the overall point.  Now that you have a strategy on getting by the fire, your next step will be maintenance.  Sprucing up the fireplace might help.  Look through some innovative and resourceful fireplace designs for affordable home improvement ideas at CareFREE Hot Tubs and Stoves.