You may find a non-working wood-burning fireplace in older homes that once held a crackling fire but now no longer is in use. It’s a shame to see these beautiful structures just sitting after many years of enjoyment, but the real question is, what are you to do with a fireplace that is no longer in use? If you haven’t decided to install a Valor Gas Fireplace just yet, the ideas below will help you still bring ambience even without a fire.
Clean It & Decorate It
The easiest solution to dealing with a non-working fireplace would be to clean it out completely. To get started laying out a drop cloth or newspaper in the surrounding areas to avoid any ash hitting surrounding floors or furniture. Next, use a small shovel and bucket to remove any ash or build-up within the fireplace and open any vents as needed. Once the initial ash has been removed, you can now use a shop vacuum or brush to remove small dust and ash particles; it is not suggested to use a household vacuum. Once your fireplace is cleaned out for good, consider filling the open space with beautiful decor items such as vases, stacked firewood, or even blocking off the open space with a decorative screen or cover.
Add Artificial Light
Another option once your fireplace has been cleaned is adding some light to the fireplace’s interior to bring in ambience. You can add anything in the space, from candles to artificial light-up logs or even beautiful rustic lanterns. By adding in this artificial light, you will bring back the light effect that your fireplace once had without the mess or ash that a real wood-burning fireplace, and it can add a great layer of light to your space.
Install A Valor
Lastly, if you want to have a fire burning in your home once again, why not consider installing a Valor Radiant Gas Fireplace. You can find a perfect fit within one of Valor’s many insert options that will fit right into your pre-existing space. Not only will a Valor Fireplace spread radiant heat around your entire home, but you’ll also have a cozy warm place to curl up at the end of a long day. It’s a great and efficient way to heat your home, and it will look fantastic in your exciting space bringing in a beautiful flickering flame to the center of your home.
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