Fireplace Renovation Guide: What to Expect

April 9, 2020

While every project is different, and every homeowners experience is unique there are a couple of common themes that everyone can expect when they are shopping for a new fireplace. The following is a list of the 5 stages of a fireplace purchase and renovation:

Fireplace Renovation Stage 1: The Reason

Once installed, your new fireplace has an important job to do and that's what you need to keep in mind while shopping. The main question to ask yourself is - What's your reason for wanting a new fireplace?
  • To add an efficient heater to your home
  • To update the style of a room
  • To create ambience
  • To reduce your heating bill
  • ​To stop flue draft

Fireplace Renovation Stage 2: Your Vision

What do you want your finished fireplace to look like? Do you know your personal fireplace design style (contemporary, traditional, classic, modern)? The internet is a great place to gather design inspiration, but the online world is so big knowing where to start can be difficult. Consider browsing Pinterest and Houzz, each website hosts over a million searchable interior design photos.

Regency also offers an idea gallery full of examples of real-life installations using our units – perfect to gather some inspiration before heading out shopping. Regency also offers our Fireplace Design Centre which lets you pick and choose accessories for each unit to get the perfect look!

​Pro Tip: Fireplace manufacturers publish their seasonal brochures online before they print and distribute them to stores.

Fireplace Renovation Stage 3: Your Details

Every fireplace has a specific purpose. What type of fuel are you using? Where is the fireplace being installed? Are you looking to heat a large space or create ambiance? What are the measurements in the room? During this stage you will want to make sure you can answer these questions:
  • Will your fireplace be fueled by gas, wood or electricity?
  • Are you installing a new fireplace or replacing an existing fireplace?
  • If you have an existing fireplace, what are the dimensions?
  • What will the primary function of your new fireplace be: heat or ambience?
  • What size room will your fireplace live in?
  • ​What materials will surround your fireplace? (wall, floor, ceiling etc.)

Pro tip: If you have questions during stage 3, visit your local fireplace store to get some expert help.

Fireplace Renovation Stage 4: Purchase & Installation

When you’re ready to purchase a new fireplace, visit your local fireplace dealer. Authorised fireplace dealers are experienced trade experts who work with qualified installation professionals. Share your renovation reason, vision and space details with your local fireplace dealer so they can help you pick the perfect fireplace. While in store, ask your dealer about customisation options. Quality fireplaces like those manufactured by Regency Fireplace Products can be customised with fascia, inner panels, trims and fire bed accessories to create a style as unique as you.

Pro Tip: take advantage of exclusive manufacturer rebates.

Fireplace Renovation Stage 5: Relax & Enjoy!

The best part about installing a new fireplace is relaxing in front of it. At this stage you can now sit back, relax and enjoy your new fireplace. When you choose a Regency, you can rest easy knowing that it is backed by an Australian best limited lifetime warranty. At Regency we build our products to last a lifetime, guaranteed; so you can enjoy your fireplace for years to come!

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