How to Start the Fireplace Buying Process

Trying to figure out where to start? We’re here to help you!

Let us point you in the right direction so that you can make an informed decision right from the start!

A fireplace is typically a once in a lifetime purchase that is permanently installed in your home. It is important you purchase a reliable and high quality product that suits the décor of your home and matches your home heating needs.

Begin with the 6 steps below to help you determine your needs and wants.  Then our expert team at Walnut Creek Fireplace will take it from there to make your fireplace dreams a reality!

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Step 1

Where Will Your Fireplace Go In Your Home?

Decide where will your fireplace go.  Is it replacing an existing fireplace or is it a new fireplace?

With today’s venting options, a fireplace can be installed almost anywhere in the home – in the center of the room, under a window or anywhere a gas line is available.

Consider a fireplace for nontraditional locations, such as the kitchen, home office, or master bedroom or bath. Even outdoor fireplaces by patios and decks are a very popular trend today.

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Step 2

Do the Research & Determine Your Fireplace Goals

Download the Buyer’s Guide to get all the important information you need to know.

If you replacing an existing fireplace, you will want to download the Gas Fireplace Insert Buyer’s Guide.

If it’s a new construction, download the Gas Fireplace Buyer’s Guide.

If you are unsure of the difference between a fireplace insert and a fireplace, read this blog post on how to differentiate between inserts and fireplaces.

Determine Your Fireplace Goals: Do you want a fire for its aesthetic appearance or for its warmth?

Some fireplaces are more decorative. Regency fireplace products are both heat efficient and visually pleasing.

What’s more, heat output is adjustable and can be controlled depending on your mood and the weather. All Regency fireplaces also work during power outages.

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Step 3

Find Inspiration

Check out our Project Gallery and Before & After transformations to figure out what fireplace styles and surrounds you like.

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Walnut Creek Fireplace offers a wide variety of tile and stone samples on display in the showroom.

Want to visualize different stone options for your fireplace surround?  Check out the Stacked Stone Visualizer to help you determine which stone option best suits your style!

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Step 4

Take Photos & Measurements

If you are replacing an existing fireplace you will need to take measurements of the firebox and take photos of the current fireplace.  Download the fireplace measurement form here.

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Step 5

Go to the Fireplace Design Center

Now that you have some information and an idea of what kind of fireplace you are looking for, head over to the Fireplace Design Center.

Here you can play with all the options and see the variety of choices in fronts, linings, overlays, doors and finishes to build your custom fireplace virtually!

Once you’ve built your dream fireplace, save your design as a pdf.

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Step 6

Contact Us

Call or email us to set up a time so we can start putting your plans into motion!

Remember to bring in all of your photo ideas, measurements and fireplace design center results.

We look forward to working with you and helping you beautify your home!