Just how much do potential homebuyers value a fireplace in a home?

According to a 2013 “Home Features Survey” conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), more than you may have realized. According to the survey, a whopping 58% of homebuyers said that a home with one or more fireplaces was an important feature when making their purchasing decision. So it isn’t a big surprise that a fireplace makeover may add significant value to your home’s resale value, especially in certain parts of the country.

But once you purchase a home with a fireplace or two, you may find that you want to update the look of your new fireplace. While we have lots of ideas for you at Brick-Anew, we wanted to share a post that tackles this tough question, too.

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Add value to your home with a fireplace makeover.
Image source: HouseLogic.com

Take a look, and let us know what you think about these ideas for a fireplace makeover from HouseLogic. While you’re at it, share your opinions with us by taking part in this brief, two-question Google Survey: http://bit.ly/1OuRZit. We’d love to know what you think!

“But appearance matters. In another survey from the National Association of Home Builders, more buyers cited looks (46%) than quality (31%) as an important fireplace trait.”-HouseLogic.com

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