Getting a new fireplace screen can be costly which is why it is so essential that if you find fireplace screens for sale, you should take the opportunity. Many of us won’t update our fireplace screens when we update the room in which it sits, and that can often have an impact on the general style which we are going for. This, plus the fact that not enough people replace their screens with regularity, is exactly why it is essential to take advantage of this kind of opportunity when it comes along.
Getting just any fireplace screen is of course not the right idea, the key is getting great looking fireplace screen for your home. If you do see fireplace screens for sale, here is what to consider before diving in.
There are some gorgeous fireplace screens which are being designed at the moment and many of them look more akin to works of art than screens. With this being said however, and whilst these products can be tempting, it is always important that you focus on function first, and then look to style. Many make the mistake of being attractive fireplace screens which unfortunately do not deliver in terms of function quite as well as so many others can.
Cost and the Saving
As mentioned in the intro, fireplace screens are not cheap, and that can lead to complications when you see sales on fireplace screens. This is because you could end up purchasing an item simply because of the amount of money which they are telling you you’ll be saving. In reality you may never have parted with that amount of money in the first place, which means that this ‘sale’ is actually going to leave you more out of pocket.
Considering the Room
The fireplace screen should fit in with the style and the theme of the room where it will be used. Ultimately because of the size of a fireplace screen, it is something which naturally draws your attention and that makes it an influential piece to have in the room. For this reason we have to think about incorporating the screen into the overall style and design of the room.
Watching The Fire
There are many fireplace screens which fall short because of the fact that they completely block the flames of the fire. Naturally you do want that protection from the fireplace screen so that no embers or ash comes out from the fire into the room, but that doesn’t mean that blocking the entire thing is a good idea. Many don’t realize just how much the screen blocks the flames until they get home and start to use it, by which point it is usually too late. With this in mind, try to imagine what the screen will look like in the home and just how much of the flames you are likely to see when it is in use.
On sale fireplace screens can be great, just be sure that you make the right choice.