With spring and warmer weather on the horizon, you might find yourself using your fireplace less and less. That leaves the question, “What do I do with my fireplace in the warmer months?” After all, a fireplace is typically a focal point in living areas, so it’d be nice to serve a purpose year-round instead of only in the Fall and Winter. We’ve made a list of a few suggestions on how you can utilize your fireplace this spring!
Get it Cleaned
Before anything else, spring is the perfect time to give your fireplace a good cleaning. After a long winter, there’s sure to be ash build-up, debris, and maybe some damage that needs repair. Be sure to contact a chimney specialist and have them inspect and clean your fireplace. Even if you don’t plan to light a fire for another nine months, a good spring cleaning will give you a fresh start for the warmer months. If you’re in the Hamilton, Virginia area, be sure to get in touch with Rusty’s Fireplace and Chimney for our professional cleaning, inspection, and repair services.
What’s a better way to celebrate spring than some fresh decorations? As stated before, fireplaces are typically a focal point of your living areas, meaning it’s the perfect place to implement your favorite spring decor. Put some colorful flowers in vases along the mantel, some Easter-themed decor on the base, or display family photos around the fireplace. There are endless possibilities that are sure to bring some light and joy to your space!
Get a New Screen Cover
If you don’t plan on lighting your fireplace for the next few months, you might want to consider purchasing a screen cover. Screen covers come in different sizes, colors, styles, and price ranges. Some screen covers can be installed as permanent features to your fireplace, and others can be removed as you please. Screen covers can serve as a safety measure if you have curious little ones that tend to find interest in the fireplace or pets that don’t know any better. On the other hand, screen covers can also be used for decoration! With so many styles to choose from, you’re bound to find something that enhances the look of your home and protects your fireplace from children, pets, toys, or any other harmful outsiders.
Give it an Upgrade
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your fireplace or giving it any upgrade, spring is the time to do it! When you choose to remodel in the spring or summer, you won’t have to worry about the inconvenience that comes with needing the extra warmth of the fire while you’re in the middle of your project. Instead, you can focus on the remodel with no interruptions. Whether you’re looking to replace or add a new mantel or change out the fireplace completely, a remodel is a perfect task to add to your spring cleaning checklist.
Who’s to say you can’t utilize the warmth of the fireplace in the spring and summer? There’s sure to be chilly or rainy days, where the comfort of a fireplace feels just right! There’s nothing wrong with lighting your fireplace every once in a while.