Buying a fireplace can often be a once-in-a-lifetime experience since it’s the type of home renovation that is not frequently done. That’s why it’s important to do a bit of research before starting your fireplace search, as it will help you prepare for the questions that may be asked of you. We have compiled some helpful questions and tips below for this exact purpose, so that when it comes time to purchase you don’t feel like you’re on the hot seat.

  • Are you replacing an existing fireplace or creating a new one?
  • What are the dimensions of the existing fireplace, or the fireplace that you want to create?
  • How large is the room where the fireplace will be?
  • Bring a picture of the wall you would like the fireplace to sit on.
  • Do you want a gas, wood, or electric fireplace?
  • Do you have an existing source of gas or electricity for this fireplace?
  • Do you want the fireplace to be used for heat, aesthetic value, or both?
  • What type of finish do you want to have around your fireplace?

Answering these questions before you step foot in a store will help prepare you for the shopping process. It will also ensure to keep the heat off you when it comes time to making a purchasing decision.