When my wife and I were looking at houses, one thing that was really important to me was the fireplace.
I grew up in a house with a fireplace and I had warm and cozy memories of being in front of the flames and listening to the crackle of the fire.
I always pictured myself having a fireplace in my home, even if I had other ways to heat up the house. My wife and I found a beautiful house with a fireplace and a couple of other nice amenities like radiant heated flooring. The place was perfect for the two of us and we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. The realtor was happy to help us by the house. She was one of the nicest people that I have ever met. The realtor worked with us the whole time we were trying to purchase the house. She wanted us to be successful. One way finally got the place, it was the middle of summer and there was no reason to use the fireplace. I patiently waited until the fall weather began and the temperatures got colder. I bought some firewood but I also talked to my husband about chopping down some wood or buying lumber from a yard. There are lots of places that sell cords of wood and they deliver for free as long as you get a truckload or more. In front of the fireplace is one of my favorite places to be. In fact, there really isn’t anywhere else in the house that I would rather sit and relax. When the weather is cold, I plan to use the fireplace every single day even if the furnace is running too.