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Every year as the winter weather blows in and temperatures starts to drop, we look for ways to add a touch of heat and delight to our homes. If you’re currently living in a newly constructed Silverthorne Home, you can easily achieve this as many of our homes come standard with a fireplace. There are a lot of benefits to having a fireplace in your home, whether it’s a gas, wood burning or gas start, a fireplace is a great way to warm up your home in the winter months. Like any other selection you make while building your home, the type of fireplace you select is based on your needs and preferences.

Fireplace with rustic wood mantel and brick floor to ceilingAlmost all of our homes come with a 36” Majestic Direct Vent Gas Fireplace as the standard option. Its warmth and beauty provide homeowners with a low-maintenance and cozy feel as they flip a switch and enjoy a beautiful fire – with no ash to clean up or wood to order.

A traditional wood-burning hearth is what most think of when picturing a fireplace snapping and crackling. However, some homeowners opt for the gas-start, which provides a little less work when starting the fire, but all of the enjoyment of a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Both of these fireplaces offer a traditional feeling with the smell of the wood burning and the added heat it provides for a home. It does require you to order firewood and keep the firebox area clear of ash and excess wood, but the wood crackles provide a sensory experience that bring nostalgia to many homeowners.

There are a variety of fireplace options that differ in maintenance, heat distribution and efficiency. As you make your selection, you will want to evaluate what your needs are and where the fireplace falls on your needs, wants, and must-haves list. We have had a range of options selected from homeowners, from one standard direct vent gas fireplace, to multiple wood burning fireplaces. Browse through this gallery of fireplaces to be inspired as you make your selection.