Things to Consider Before Putting in the Fireplace


If you live in the city or in an apartment, chances are that your home doesn’t have a fireplace. However, a fireplace can be a great option if you want extra coziness and warmth. Before installing one, though, there are some things to consider first.

Where Will the Fireplace Be Placed?

The fireplace should be placed in a central location. This will ensure that all guests can enjoy the fire and its warmth, no matter where they are sitting in your home. The fireplace needs to be easily accessible for you as well as your guests. You’ll want to be able to get up from your seat and go over there at any time without too much trouble!

Additionally, it’s helpful if the area surrounding your new wood-burning stove is easy to clean. This way, dirt doesn’t build up on top of it over time (which could cause an accident). You may also want to consider putting some kind of mat down underfoot. Do this before installing these heaters because they can get very hot. Especially if using them regularly throughout winter months when temperatures drop significantly below freezing outside these days.

How Will You Get the Wood to Burn?

When having a wood stove, you can cut the wood yourself, or you will need to buy it from a supplier. If your fireplace insert is gas-powered or electric (which means it doesn’t burn wood), then this won’t apply to you, and we won’t discuss it further in this article.

If your fireplace has an open firebox and no flue pipe leading from its bottom into your chimney system outside of the house (i.e., if there’s just an opening at floor level), then this type of fireplace requires some special considerations when burning fuel:

Do You Need a Ventilation System?

A ventilation system can help you keep the smoke from entering your home. This is especially important if you have a fireplace in an area where there is no natural airflow, such as a basement or attic. Ventilation systems are not required in all areas, but if yours does need one, it’s best to get one installed before you install the fireplace itself.

The cost of installing a ventilator varies depending on size and location. Still, generally speaking, they’re more expensive than buying other equipment for your fireplace (such as logs).

How Much Does It Cost to Put in a Fireplace?

The cost of materials varies depending on the fireplace you choose. If you want a traditional stone fireplace, expect to pay more than if you buy one made from prefabricated panels.

When it comes to labor costs and permits, these vary by location as well. The average cost of installing a gas or wood-burning fireplace is around $3,000-$5,000 but could be higher depending on where you live and whether there are any special requirements for your area (such as needing permits).


If you’re looking to put in a fireplace and want to know how much it will cost, there are many factors to consider. First, you need to decide where you want the fireplace to be placed. Also, how much room is there for installation? Next, determine whether or not your home already has an existing ventilation system. It may need modification or replacement before putting in this type of appliance. This process can be costly if not done correctly by professionals! Finally, make sure that whoever installs it knows what they are doing so they won’t damage anything else while working on this project.