The joy of a fireplace does not need to dim during warm months. By taking a few helpful steps and being creative, you can get a lot of pleasure out of your fireplace even when it’s too warm outside for a fire. The following are some ideas for illuminating without heat and enjoying your fireplace in summer.
One of the top ways to enjoy a fireplace is to have peace of mind in knowing that it is safe to use and working properly. The best time to have your fireplace inspected is in early spring or summer, partly because you beat the big rush of business just before the burn season starts back up. Even if you rarely use your fireplace in winter, an inspection is important. The flue lining can become damaged for a variety of reasons, which creates the potential threat of a house fire. Moisture can create problems, and there are numerous causes. Take care of ensuring that everything is in good condition in the interior and exterior of the chimney as well as the fireplace, and you’re taking a good step toward enjoying your fireplace year-round.
A lot of the mess of cleaning a fireplace and chimney can be handled by your trusted chimney technician. You can also opt to do needed cleaning of your fireplace yourself, to get it ready for off-season decorating. The following are some tips for getting a fireplace truly clean:
Once your fireplace and chimney are nice and clean, you’re ready to make your fireplace a focal point in a new way. There are countless ideas for beautifying a fireplace during the off season, and the following are just a few:
If you have an eye for interior design, create a one-of-a-kind display of large sculptural or vintage items, such as vintage luggage. When items are thoughtfully placed, the fireplace can really be ideal as a lovely display area.
In addition to all of these great ideas for enjoying your fireplace in summer, consider an electric fireplace. Not only can an electric fireplace provide you with added warmth in winter, it can provide the charm of a fireplace year around. Simply turn off the heating element when enjoying your electric fireplace in summer.