5 Reasons Why a Fireplace is the Ultimate “Housewarming” Gift for Yourself > Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)
October 04, 2021

5 Reasons Why a Fireplace is the Ultimate “Housewarming” Gift for Yourself

New home constructions. New home sales. Home renovations. All are maintaining record paces –with no sign of abating. But through all the design vision boards, specs and blueprints, what’s the one consistent element that truly makes a house a home?

A new fireplace.

October is National Fireplace Month, a time to celebrate the incredible warmth and comfort, as well as ambiance, a fireplace, stove, or woodburning heating product brings to a home.

And, as Heath, Patio & Barbecue Association (hpba.org) notes, choosing to include a fireplace in your construction or renovation plans is truly a gift you give yourself.

“When we’re designing our ideal home, too often we may only think about what we want others to see and enjoy when they visit – but the reality is, visitors account for less than 1% of your in-home time,” said Jack Goldman, President and CEO for HPBA. “A fireplace is for you and your family – a very personal addition that serves you and your household in more ways than you may realize.”

HPBA offers five reasons why you should consider a new fireplace for your next home update:

1.)   It’s a sanctuary inside from the ever-changing world outside. As we continue to spend more time at home, a fireplace is a place of calm and relaxation.

2.)   It’s artful décor on display year-round. In recent years, manufactures have leaned into more creatively designed fireplaces. So, whether it’s a centerpiece for your living room or family room, or an accent to your bedroom, bath or study, a fireplace is also an artful piece for your home, no matter the season.

3.)   It’s a safe, reliable heating source when unexpected climate events occur. A new fireplace is an extra layer of security when weather wreaks havoc.

4.)   It’s an eco-friendly addition. Fireplace and stove manufacturers are making cleaner-burning, more efficient products for eco-conscious homeowners who want to upgrade or add a new product to their home.

5.)   It’s the heartbeat of your home. Between screen time, work from home schedules and commitments to extracurricular activities, our home life is more fragmented than ever. A fireplace, though, serves as the central gathering spot for you and your loved ones when together.

Fireplaces truly are the greatest “house-warming” gift. The best go-to source for fireplace information? Your nearest specialty retailer and certified installer. HPBA offers a nationwide directory at HPBA.org/House-warming.


About the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)


The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), based in Arlington, Va., is the North American industry association for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms and allied associates for all types of barbecue, patio and hearth appliances, fuels and accessories. The association provides professional member services and industry support in education, statistics, government relations, marketing, advertising and consumer education.


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