Whether your site is sun-soaked from dawn to dusk or enjoys a cool coastal breeze, integrating a fireplace within the design of your home will create the perfect ambience throughout every season. While the Sunshine Coast is infamous for its warm climate year-round, incorporating a fireplace ensures your home enjoys the ultimate level of luxury and comfort during the cooler winter months.
At SX Constructions, we understand that there’s nothing quite like settling into a beautifully designed space with considered details. We can help you achieve the most of your home design with striking fireside statements featuring angular corners, decorative mantels and modern shapes.
Read on to discover everything you need to know before installing a fireplace in your new home.
Function and Placement
When you’re in the design stage of your build, planning ahead for the technical aspects of your fireplace installation is key. To ensure your builder can seamlessly integrate the fireplace feature within the framework of your build, you’ll need to consider its placement. It’s best to have an upfront discussion with your builder as to how you can incorporate your design goals whilst also effectively heating your home rather than making a last-minute decision after finalising your budget and contract.
Depending on the model you choose and its fuel source, different fireplaces will have specific installation requirements, such as ventilation and clearances, to combustible materials (which unfortunately include timber floors!). By working together with your builder, you can select a fireplace that aligns with your home’s vision as well as your heating requirements, ensuring everything is covered from concept through to construction.
From home offices to living areas to outdoor settings, installing a fireplace creates a strong centrepiece in any room, adding warmth, style and impact to your home design. As you browse the unlimited style options for your build, it’s important to identify how much space is needed for the fireplace you want. While larger hearths are great for rooms with generous spaces, there are plenty of smaller models on the market that are ideal for narrow walls to bring an added dimension of luxury.
The cosiness of a fireplace can extend beyond indoors by including an alfresco fireplace for year-round entertainment. Building in a sub-tropical environment not only allows you to experience the perks of outdoor living all year round, it also allows you to tailor your home to your specific needs as the weather cools down. Firepits are an excellent feature in any outdoor space, creating an unmatched atmosphere for late night conversation, and easy grilling or marshmallow roasting.
Interested in installing a fireplace within your coastal home? Get in touch with the team at SX Constructions today.