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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Fireplace for Your Home

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At Tevis Home, our mission is simple: we transform houses into homes with the warmth and charm of a perfect fireplace.

Whether you’re a fan of the cozy crackle of a wood-burning hearth or you prefer the sleekness of modern gas and electric options, our solutions can be tailored to meet your unique lifestyle and decor preferences. We also offer expert guidance to help you keep the pressure of selecting the ideal fireplace for your home under control.

Understanding Different Types of Fireplaces

Fireplaces are more than just a source of warmth; they’re a centerpiece that brings comfort and style to any room. While making the right choice for your home, you must understand the different types of fireplaces and their peculiar benefits:

  • Traditional wood-burning fireplaces evoke a sense of nostalgia, offering the crackling sounds and rustic charm many homeowners seek.
  • Gas fireplaces provide convenience & efficiency, and all you need to do to bring warmth to your living space is to flick a switch.
  • Electric fireplaces are a versatile option, perfect for homes where installing a chimney is not feasible.
  • Ethanol fireplaces stand out for their environmentally friendly appeal, burning clean and offering a modern aesthetic.

Assessing Your Needs and Preferences

The specific requirements of your living space and your daily lifestyle allow us to align our suggestions more accurately. Before deciding on a fireplace option, there are certain factors to consider:

  • First, consider the size and layout of the room where the fireplace will be installed, to ensure a perfect fit.
  • Next, factor in how often you’ll use the fireplace and what primary purpose it will serve – warmth, ambiance, or both.
  • Finally, as some fireplaces require more upkeep than others, how willing are you to perform regular maintenance?

At Tevis Home, we understand the importance of matching the right fireplace with the right homeowner. Our personalized approach ensures that each fireplace not only meets the practical demands of heating but also complements the aesthetic character of the client’s home for years to come.

Choosing the Right Size and Location

Choosing the right spot for your new fireplace contributes, in no little way, to its performance and the overall ambiance of your space. At Tevis Home, we work closely with homeowners to identify the perfect location for their fireplaces. This usually involves us considering the traffic flow in the room, existing décor, and how the space is used.

Size matters too when it comes to fireplaces. Too large, and it can dominate a room uncomfortably; too small, and it may struggle to provide enough warmth or become lost in the room’s design.

The perfect fireplace, in our opinion, is not only a beautiful focal point but also efficiently heats your place without overwhelming it. It strikes the right balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Budgeting and Cost Considerations

Fireplaces incur more than just the upfront costs. They involve the costs of installation, maintenance, and long-term operational expenses. More so, each fireplace type brings its own set of financial considerations.

At Tevis Home, we believe that everyone deserves the comfort and style a fireplace can bring to their home. That’s why we offer a range of options to cater to different budgets, without compromising on quality or performance.

We also discuss all associated costs transparently from the start – from purchase to setting up and beyond. This practice helps us ensure there are no (negative) surprises later and helps you make a decision that suits your budget.

Safety and Regulatory Compliance

At Tevis Home, you can rest easy knowing that your safety is in great hands. We prioritize the safety and compliance of your fireplace with local and national regulations. We also make it clear, from the get-go, that every recommended product not only meets but often exceeds safety standards.

Our commitment to regulatory compliance goes beyond merely meeting legal requirements. It involves providing our customers with a sense of security, allowing them to enjoy the warmth and beauty of their fireplace without concern.

Moreover, Tevis Home’s dedication to safety goes beyond the selection and installation process. We emphasize the importance of maintenance and safety inspections, ensuring that your fireplace continues to operate safely for years to come.

Environmental Impact

At Tevis Home, we are concerned about the environmental impact of each fireplace we install. More than providing warmth, we are committed to ensuring that our choices support a healthy planet.

Selecting the right fireplace affects not only your home’s ambiance but also its carbon footprint. From sourcing sustainably harvested wood for traditional fireplaces to choosing eco-friendly fuels like ethanol, our approach is always guided by this ethos. We always take stock of the most energy-efficient models available, reducing overall consumption and emissions.

For wood-burning fireplaces, our selection includes options designed for a cleaner burn, limiting smoke and particulates. Meanwhile, for those keen on minimizing their environmental impact even further, we suggest electric or ethanol fireplaces – two options that meet this standard without compromising on style, functionality, or warmth.

At Tevis Home, our responsibility to the environment is a journey we share with our customers. By partnering with us, you’re choosing a company that prioritizes both your comfort and the well-being of our planet.

Additional Features and Accessories

More than just selecting a heat source, our fireplaces at Tevis Home help you craft unique experiences. Our additional accessories serve to enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and overall enjoyment of your fireplace.

Mantels and surrounds, for instance, offer an instant facelift to any room, and turn your fireplace into a stunning focal point. Decorative screens add an elegant touch while safeguarding your space from sparks. Meanwhile, remote control systems provide the convenience of adjusting your fireplace settings without leaving your cozy spot.

Whether you’re leaning towards a classic wood design or a sleek, modern marble, these elements are key in making your fireplace as unique as you are.


Choosing a fireplace is more than a decision about the heating, it’s about creating moments and memories. Remember, the warmth of a home extends beyond the physical heat a fireplace provides. It’s about the warmth of the atmosphere, the joy in gathering, and the comfort in knowing you’ve made the right choice for your home. At Tevis Home, we’re here to bring that warmth to life.