Why You Should Add a Fireplace To Your Remodeled Bathroom
The missing piece for your bathroom remodeling project…is a fireplace?
It may seem like a strange combination — fire and water. But homeowners are becoming increasingly taken with the prospect of fireplaces in their bathrooms and subsequently asking their remodeling contractors how to make it happen. Do you think it might be for you? Here are a few reasons a fireplace could be just the element you need to make your bathroom remodel perfect.
The Technology Is There
Years ago, a fireplace in the bathroom would be essentially unthinkable. Fireplaces were an involved process at the time. In order to properly ventilate, they needed chimneys, which could be difficult and even more costly to install. However, modern fireplaces are often ventless. They may be electric, gel, or even gas fireplaces. You can even find artificial fireplaces that produce a lifelike crackle or image of flames. Now you can install fireplaces quite easily, so it might not even be the most complex part of your bathroom remodel.
There’s a Variety to Choose From
Do you have a particular aesthetic that you want for your bathroom? Not all fireplaces are the traditional, wood-burning type with a stately mantle, although if that fits your bathroom, it could certainly be worked into your bathroom remodel. There are also minimalist, modern fireplaces and fireplaces of all styles in between. You can even find ultra-modern fireplaces with programmable settings so that they only burn at certain times, just for added efficiency to your bathroom.
They Add a Soothing Element
Your bathroom should be a place where you feel incredibly comfortable. You should be able to relax when you take a bath or a shower. The sounds, sights, and even smells of a fireplace can add a sense of tranquility to the room that is hard to beat. Fireplaces are so calming, in fact, that they’ve even been used to lower blood pressure. If you need a break from the pressures of the day-to-day in your bathroom, a fireplace is a must to complete the ambiance. After all, it’s not for nothing that we’re so often soothed by warm baths and showers.A fireplace could, strangely, be just what you need to make your bathroom the perfect oasis. Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or a free consultation on your bathroom remodel.