Most houses these days are built without even a fireplace. Housing laws in some cities discourage the installation of traditional wood-burning stoves. Alternative heating sources that do not require collecting wood and cleaning ash is another reason why installing a fireplace is not popular in new homes.
But the fireplaces are very beautiful. They are great for chilly nights when you just want to have a good time with your family. The problem is, it can cost thousands of dollars to install a traditional wood-burning fireplace. It is over ten thousand.
But there are cost-effective solutions for installing a fireplace without the costly traditional firewood burning functions. You can do most of this work yourself. But if you have no hope of even becoming an amateur builder, any job you might need won’t be too costly to outsource to a contractor.
Take your design
The best way to save money is to build an unvented fireplace with a burner head and use gel fuel to light the fire. With these items, you can put a fireplace anywhere. Of course, you will need wood to build the structure and faux fabric to decorate. But you can get a heater in a matter of days, not a few weeks.
If you want your designs, you can use your imagination to take you wherever you go. First, decide where you want to place the heater. Find out where the buttons are on the wall. You can place the heater in the wall between the uprights or front of the wall. Build a faux fireplace, decking, and even a ceiling faux chimney if you like. You don’t have to build it through the roof. It’s just for the sake of sight.
The bookshelves on the side are a nice touch. If you build a false chimney, a flat-screen TV looks great above the shelf. Now place the stove accessory and light the gel fuel. Depending on how much quality and craftsmanship you put into your fireplace design, it will look exactly the way you want it, completely original and fully functional.