By: John Riha
Many homebuyers would pay more for a house with a fireplace — as much as $1,400. Here are great ways to enhance your fireplace gestalt.
Fire the Chef! Wasn’t so long ago that a fireplace was your standard — and only — kitchen appliance. Today, it’s a bit of a kitchen luxury, but it adds tons of warmth and character. This smallish wood-burner sits on a custom wood-storage cabinet with a granite surround that integrates seamlessly with nearby kitchen surfaces. Customized cabinets cost $500-$1,400 per linear foot.