After you have made the decision to install a safe, warm and cozy vented gas fireplace in your San Diego home, you still have other choices to make. One of those choices is the overall look of the gas fireplace. What you choose depends on your personal preference, the style in your home and the plans you have for it in the future.
Modern or Traditional?
In a very broad sense, a vented gas fireplace is available in either a traditional design or a more contemporary look. The overall style extends from the fireplace surround, to the hearth grate and even includes extra little details such as the addition of metal acorns, pine cones and other accessories.
Here is an example of a vented gas fireplace in a contemporary home. It features clean lines and a stainless metal surround that blends perfectly with modern décor. A smooth hearth echoes the polished tiles used throughout the room. Finally, clear glass gems replace traditional gas logs to complete the look of up-to-date elegance.
For a more traditional style, take your cue from this beautiful realistic vented gas fireplace. The rough stone surround is reminiscent of the original style of wood fireplaces and would look right at home in a cabin or a house with rustic décor. The use of a large set of copycat wood logs makes it look just like a traditional wood-burning fireplace. However, this one is clean, safe and ignites with the flick of a switch.
Which Realistic Vented Gas Fireplace Style is Right for You?
First and foremost, consider the style of the room in which you will install the vented gas fireplace. Is the décor up-to-date? Is it furnished in a style that you love, and wish to keep for years to come? If you plan on doing any type of remodeling or replacing furniture, keep this in mind when you select your gas fireplace. The fireplace tends to be the focal point of a room, so it’s important that it looks like it belongs there.
Next, consider how long you plan on staying in the home. If you are already living in your forever home, the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting exactly what you want in terms of color, style, hearth products and accessories. But if you will be selling your home in the next several years, it is probably best to stay with a conservative style. A realistic vented gas fireplace is usually preferred by most consumers shopping for a house – unless a very contemporary style is used throughout.
Which Will You Choose?
Still having a hard time deciding between all the options for a vented gas fireplace? Call us or stop by our showroom and we will be happy to discuss the alternatives. No matter what style you choose, contemporary or realistic vented gas fireplace, you will not be disappointed when you add this cozy source of warmth to any room of your home.