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5 Surprising Spots to Install Your Next Fireplace

Fireplaces immediately transform the room they are in. When a fireplace is installed, an otherwise bare, empty space turns into a cozy reading nook and common areas become a staple of the household, a place to come together. 

Since the 17th century, fireplaces have been considered classic additions to homes. Home design trends change constantly, but fireplaces are always a sought-after feature. While fireplaces used to be found only in the living room, this is no longer the case. Technological advances in electric and gas fireplaces have made installation less expensive and less difficult. This makes it easier for fireplaces to be incorporated in many areas of the home, even in the rooms you would least expect!

Here are some great ideas of unique places to install a fireplace that will instantly upgrade your space. 


#1 The Kitchen

Most people spend a tremendous amount of time in their kitchen. Meals are prepared, dishes are cleaned up, and families gather together. With this in mind, why not install a fireplace in one of the most social rooms in your home? It’s sure to add a unique flair to the space and contribute to a warm, inviting atmosphere.

#2 Master Bathroom

You deserve a little luxury. A fireplace in the master bathroom instantly upgrades the appearance of the room and has many functional benefits. Here in Ottawa, our cold winters make for an unpleasant transition when we step out of the shower each morning. Imagine being enveloped in a cozy, warm glow instead of being met with the cold air each day. Adding a fireplace to your bathroom is easier than ever with advances in electric fireplace options. There are a few requirements and regulations for each model, so be sure to give us a call to find the fireplace that will work for you!

#3 The Library 

Everyone loves to curl up beside the fire with a great book in hand. Your home library or study is a great way to warm up the room while adding a decorative element.

#4 Outdoor Spaces

Our backyards are used for both relaxation and entertaining. For years, bonfires and makeshift firepits have been at the center of family discussions and laughter with friends. Now, it’s easier than ever to install a fireplace outdoors, so that you can ensure safe and convenient gatherings around the fire. Outdoor fireplaces also contribute to a seamless transition from the indoors to outdoors — making your outdoor space feel like another room of your home. The addition of a fireplace also allows for the extended use of your backyard patio, especially during the crip seasons of Fall and early Spring here in Ottawa.

#5 Dining Room

If your home has a formal dining room, it may be a good idea to install a fireplace there. Considering that formal dining rooms are generally used when entertaining guests, the addition of a fireplace can elevate the atmosphere of the room and add sophistication.

#4 Foyer

Give your guests a warm welcome with a fireplace right at your front foyer! Gas and electric fireplaces have made it so much easier to add a fireplace to even the smallest of spaces – including entryways. 

#5 Garage 

We know it sounds strange but hear us out! Sure, if you use your garage simply to store your car, it’s unlikely that this feature would appeal to you. However, for many people, the garage is used as a workshop and lots of time is spent there. If this is the case, an electric fireplace is a great alternative to a bulky space heater! 

We hope these ideas give you some inspiration for where to install your new fireplace. Whether you are choosing a gas, wood, or electric, we have a wide selection to choose from.

Here at The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop, our experts are fully equipped to help answer any questions you have about all of our products. Choosing and installing a fireplace is a big decision and we would love to help you throughout the process! Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be more than happy to give you the best guidance possible.

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