Do you love the sound, feel and ambiance from a fireplaces’ natural glow? There is nothing quite like a cozy fire during the crisper, cooler months of fall, winter and spring. Roast hotdogs and marshmallows inside or bake some tinfoil potatoes in your hot coals! Enhance your relaxation and family time by implanting a secondary heat source in your home. Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna can help you determine which type of fireplace will best suit your family’s needs. There are specific fire code permits to consider and safety measures that are required for any type of chimney and fireplace. Our experienced and professional crew will ensure your permits are in place and that your new addition is up to code.
It is essential to determine which type of fireplace you desire. Are you seeking a secondary heat source, something mainly for ambiance or both? The square footage of your home will be factored into the equation to ensure the correct size and model is implemented if heat is the main priority. Certain fireplace fan features and installing a ceiling fan in the same room can dramatically help you circulate the air. Different natural gas fireplace models offer different BTU’s (British Thermal Units) depending on how much area they are designated to heat. You will see similar references when shopping for a new furnace as well. If you choose a unit that is too small, you will not obtain the heat you desire.
Wood Storage For Custom Wood Fireplaces
Nothing replaces a wood burning fireplace. The smells, the glow, the crackles delight numerous senses and the heat feels magical. Start To Finish Construction Ltd. in Kelowna can additionally help you with your wood storage requirements. It is necessary to have adequate shed storage somewhere on your property to protect your woodpile from the elements. Something safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing is a great place to start. Consider where the best location on your property is. Storing your wood too close to your house may lead to spiders and pests becoming too close for comfort. Always try to bang off your wood when preparing to bring it indoors in case a critter is nesting within. In our region of Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spiders, it is important to check your work gloves prior to slipping them on and be extra vigilant when gathering kindling and wood.
Your fireplace installation requires more than the fireplace and chimney. Protecting your surrounding floor with tiles, brick, slate, or some fire resistant inlay is essential. Creating a hearth that fits the style of your interior and is safe for your family is another consideration. There is a plethora of materials that you can use to create the perfect finishing touches to your custom fireplace. Consider if you would like to include wood storage within your hearth or the surrounding wall or if a freestanding wood box or shelving flanking either side would be best. Our dedicated team can help you create the fireplace of your dreams to fit seamlessly within your abode.
Call Us Today With Your Fireplace Wishes!
We’d love to help you realize your ultimate warmth and relaxation requirements. If you are considering adding a fireplace to your home, lakeside cabin or office space, we can help! There are so many exciting designs to consider from see through fireplaces connecting the master bedroom to the living room or the kitchen to the dining area. Enjoy vacationing at your cabin year round with a cozy fireplace. Enhance your lounge or foyer for clients and customers by incorporating a fireplace into your commercial building plan. Regardless, of what you have in mind, Start To Finish Construction Ltd. can transform your ideas into reality. We look forward to speaking with you soon!