As a Realtor, I can’t emphasize enough the value a fireplace in a home brings. Families love the idea of cozying up to a fireplace in the winter, hanging stockings during the holiday season, and showcasing their prized family photos atop the mantle.
Angie’s List summarizes it best: “Fireplaces have been the centerpiece of homes for centuries,” and while they come in many different shapes and sizes, the methodology has remained the same since the late 1700s: They offer a place for families to gather.
According to a study done by the National Association of Realtors conducted in 2013, “fireplaces are one of the most sought-after features, with 40% of buyers stating that they would pay extra for a home that had one.”
The National Center for Real Estate Research reports that each fireplace adds about 12% to the home’s selling price. The same study reports an astonishing 59.65% of