If you love antique fireplaces, and yearn for one, you are in the right place. Here we are going to explain how you can find one and get it installed.
Buy a home with an antique fireplace
Of course, the easiest option is to move to a home that already has antique fireplaces. This is fine if you are planning to move home anyway, but not practical for everyone. However, if you are looking for a property anyway focus your search on period properties and ask the current owner about whether any old fireplaces have been bricked up.
Look for one in reclamation yards
A more practical option is to go around your local reclamation yards and look for one. In the past, many buildings were demolished with their fireplaces in place, so most were destroyed. Fortunately, for the past three decades or so the value of these old fireplaces has been recognised. Therefore, they are normally taken out before the building is demolished.
Buy a reproduction antique fireplace
Perhaps one of the best ways to get the fireplace of your dreams is to have one made for you. There are some great firms out there that specialise in making replicas of fireplaces. It is far easier to find exactly what you want, and, often, this is the cheapest way for you to get the right style of fireplace for your home.
Find a specialist
By far the best option is to search out a specialist in your area. There are companies out there that sell nothing but restored antique and replica fireplaces. If you can find one they will do all of the hard work for you. Importantly, these firms normally include installation in the price, and they will help you to maintain your fireplace.