There are many ways to heat a home, but only one of them brings with it such an aura of coziness, nostalgia, and romance: A fireplace. With one in your home, you get so much more than just an efficient way to stay warm during the colder months of the year, and even if that’s all you seek, it’s still a great idea to add one to your living space this winter.

If you’re interested in learning more about what a fireplace can bring to you, your family, and your home, then consider having a look at the following quick guide, and make sure to reach out to Koval Building Supply when you’re ready to get started. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can.

The Benefits of a Fireplace in Your Home

You stand to gain quite a bit just by adding a fireplace to your home. Some of the major benefits are as follows:

Heat Your Home

Though you certainly have other ways to heat your home, you may not necessarily want to throw on your entire HVAC system when it’s only slightly chilly outside. Fireplaces offer an easy way to quickly produce some inviting warmth that lasts for hours.  

Efficient Heating

You can use your fireplace to zone heat your home, which means that you can use that heat more efficiently. Instead of turning the heat on in every room in the house, you can choose which to heat and which to seal off, which can lower your energy bills and reduce your impact on the environment in the long run.

Cozy Ambiance

There’s nothing quite like the soft, flickering light of a fire to get you feeling all warm and cozy throughout the winter months. Fireplaces can enhance the quality of any room and make them feel more comfortable, and in that regard, there’s really no alternative.

built-in fireplace

Bringing People Together

Life is busy and the world is a hectic place, which can make it exceedingly difficult for your family and loved ones to gather together in one place. While it may not represent the entire solution, a warm and cozy fireplace is certainly a great start. Enhancing your living space and making it a desirable place for everyone to be can help bring people together.  

Increase Your Home’s Value

Should you decide to sell your home, prospective buyers will be even more enticed once they find out you’ve got a beautiful fireplace. It’s something you can enjoy while you own your home and still get plenty out of when you’re ready to move on.

The Different Types of Fireplaces

If all of the various benefits of adding a fireplace to your home sound enticing to you, then you’ll likely revel in the fact that you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to the style of your fireplace. The most common are as follows:

Traditional Fireplaces

scion trinity installation

A traditional fireplace is something that people have been getting cozy around for millennia. However, things have gotten even more inviting and convenient over the years, as a modern traditional fireplace can now be powered by wood, gas, or electricity.


If you already have a traditional fireplace, but you’re looking to upgrade it with relative ease, fireplace inserts can be a great way to go. These devices can be installed right inside your old fireplace to provide you with a more efficient, comfortable, and attractive unit that can either burn wood or gas or be electrically powered.   

Supreme Gas Fireplace Insert


There are many ways to enjoy the relaxing warmth of a fireplace in an outdoor space, making it possible to enjoy your property in its entirety, even during the cooler months of the year. Consider outdoor traditional fireplaces as well as fire pit tables and bowls.

installed in backyard Lanai Outdoor Gas Fireplace


Zone heat your home with ease and efficiency using a pellet stove. These attractive devices can create an abundance of heat with just a little bit of fuel, and that heat can be directed throughout your entire home.

XXV-TC pellet stove in a spacious room

Fireplaces From Koval Building Supply

When you’re ready to transform your living space with a brand-new fireplace, reach out to Koval Building Supply for help getting started.