My wife and I owned a really nice home for several years, but my wife always said there was something missing.
She was actually raised in a home that had a fireplace, and she told me how much she really missed relaxing in front of that fireplace. It’s not exactly easy to find a nice place that is already equipped with a good fireplace, and I guess that’s why we didn’t have one. I wanted to make my wife happy, so I decided to look into the cost of fireplaces. I realized that my wife had a traditional wood burning fireplace. I didn’t think she would appreciate anything like a faux fireplace. She probably wouldn’t want to go for a gas fireplace either. So I was looking at the masonry fireplaces which are really expensive to have installed. I knew for her though, it would be worth it, so I made the arrangements to have it done. When she learned about the new fireplace installation, she was so happy. I think I even saw a tear come out of her eye when the fireplace was finished and we had a stack of firewood ready to go for it. One thing I have learned though is you have to keep up with the fireplace regularly. It has to be cleaned by chimney sweeps or you risk having a chimney fire. It is also recommended that you burn creosote logs to help lower the amount of buildup in your chimney. I figure as long as we burn some of those creosote logs and get a chimney sweep at least once per year, we should be okay.