Why Have a Fireplace in Your Custom Home?

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A fireplace is a beautiful feature and a practical heating solution in the home. Is it right for yours?

In the deep of winter, Marylanders are keen to stay indoors and find ways to stay warm and cozy at home, if not adventure in Maryland’s great outdoors. If you are dreaming of building a custom home, you will want your house to be ready to accommodate those winter blues. What is one of the coziest ways to stay warm in the winter? A fireplace! Here’s why you might have a fireplace in your custom home and where.

Benefits of Having a Fireplace

Beautiful Focal Point

A fireplace is beautiful to behold and creates a focal point or feature in any room. A fireplace, properly set, helps simplify the room’s interior design. Whenever anyone passes through the room, its architectural nature is a sight to enjoy. When you have a fire lit, you have an ambiance that no other feature can replicate. If you love sitting in front of a crackling fire, it is worth having in your custom home!

Emergency Heating

Practically speaking, a wood-burning fireplace is a great emergency asset. It is always possible for a power outage to happen due to an accident or a hurricane; you can be ready with an alternative, non-electric heating source. 

Lower Energy Bills

During the coldest days of the year, you can use your fireplace along with or in place of your central heating system. The right fireplace can heat your whole home or a significant portion of it, and your HVAC fan setting can help spread that heat around your home. It is a smart and cozy way to save!

Where to Put a Fireplace

Primary Living Areas

It makes the most sense to put a fireplace where you spend the most time. The traditional location is in the family room, next to the kitchen. You can also get the most out of it if it is in a central location.

Other Primary Living Areas

You can have more than one fireplace in the house. Other popular areas to find a fireplace include the primary bedroom, bathroom, and the home office or library. Some homes have a fireplace in each living room.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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