How can handcrafted fireplace doors increase the value of my home?
How to Increase the Value of Your Home by Choosing the Right Gas Fireplace Doors
Are you interested in a unique and easy way to increase the value of your home? Start by simply looking at your gas fireplace. Instead of replacing your entire unit and having to live in a construction zone, you can simply purchase handcrafted fireplace doors.
Here at Ironhaus we want to help you choose the best doors for your home. We focus on helping each one of our clients one-on-one, or through a local dealer, to get the perfect fireplace doors for their home. So we know what you should be looking for.
However, if you are just starting to think about getting fireplace doors for your gas fireplace here are some things to consider.
How will I incorporate gas fireplace doors into my home?
Remember, you will have these doors for many years.
You need to decide if you want them to be an accent point in your family living room, or if you want them to compliment your décor throughout your entire space…say, your outdoor patio.
You will have to think about functionality in order to choose the right style for your home.
For example, you can choose from cabinet style doors or single style doors. And then you will have to incorporate color, texturing, and handles.
An important tip is to look for a design that is hand finished, not plated to ensure that your final product is up to a craftsman-level standard and it has a custom completed feel that plated just can’t achieve.
Making the right decision for your home can be difficult if you aren’t able to actually touch the designs, and feel the finishes. Be sure to find a local dealer that will let you visit and get an idea of what you would like in your design. Or call Ironhaus directly and order a sample chip.
Will my doors start conversations?
If you really want your doors to last a lifetime you will want to make sure that they are unique. You don’t want to walk into a friend’s home and see the exact same doors on their fireplace, do you?
Instead, choose to partner with an artisan who can create a functional and incredible piece of art for your home.
This looks different for each owner, but when you are able to collaborate with an artisan, your end product, and environment, will be one-of-a-kind.
In order to find your special look, find a company that provides handcrafted products by experienced designers, craftsmen and blacksmiths.
How much value am I getting?
By purchasing new hand turned doors, you’ll will also be increasing the safety of your fireplace considerably.
You’ll add resale value to the bottom line of your home too. New home buyers rank fireplaces as one of a home’s top features and are willing to pay more for a home overall that has a beautiful, and safe, fireplace.
How do I choose safe doors?
First off, you need to think about how having a mesh screen in your fireplace doors will impact your home. This might affect your design choices. Be sure to consider how to keep your children and pets safe with a mesh screen in place.
Secondly, make sure that the hand crafted product you are looking at is created by a company that meets or exceeds the original manufacturer’s requirements for that product.
It is important to make sure that what you buy is custom made for your specific gas fireplace by craftsmen with years of experience, so you know what type of quality you will receive and feel confident in their work.
How easy is it to place my order?
The company you choose should be able to make any door you want fit your original fireplace. If they can’t, you won’t receive a custom product made for your unit, and it might need to be adjusted later.
Important qualities that you should look for to help make your ordering process easier:
- Does this company partner with you in order to make sure that the measurements are as accurate as possible?
- Does the company walk you through ordering the doors so that you have the right ones for your fireplace?
- Can you collaborate on a design concept with the company?
- Is the company proactive in bringing up safety issues that you might need to incorporate into the design?
Feel free to use this guide to research the company that you will be working with so that you can get the custom made doors you want.
Let us know if you have any other questions about gas fireplace doors and we would be happy to help answer them.