The model house in our neighborhood does not have a fireplace, so initially I wasn’t sure if they even offered them… silly me! Of course they do… for an added cost. I think Ryan Homes will do so much stuff… for an added cost. Want that window - $500! Want that morning room - $12,000! But I digress…
Once we found out we could do a fireplace in the Rome on the back wall of the family room or the side room, we had to decide on the placement and the type. Thankfully, Ryan Homes only offers gas fireplaces. I love gas fireplaces – all of the ambiance without the terrible smell! It’s a win-win for our household.
· Slate surround = $3,095
· Granite surround = $3,395
· Stone = $5,595
Now, fireplaces are my husband’s thing. Because I won the white kitchen battle (my hubby wasn’t a huge fan), I compromised and let him have whatever fireplace he wanted. I would have been good with the Slate or Granite surround, but BB opted for the stone fireplace with the PA Sierra Fieldstone. I think it’s going to look fantastic, very grand in the living room!
For the placement, we opted to have it on the side wall so you can see it really well when you’re in the kitchen. We also didn’t want to take up space where either the deck or patio will go if it were placed on the back wall of the family room.
Did you opt for a fireplace? Do you hate that wood-burning smell inside your house, or am I just a weirdo?