Kitchen cabinets—San Francisco residents formerly used to request new or redesigned cabinets more frequently than most other remodeling jobs. Nowadays, however, the addition of fireplaces make up some of the most commonly requested San Francisco renovation jobs. If you’re thinking of adding a fireplace to your home, ask yourself a few key questions first, such as how often you’ll actually use that fireplace. If you see yourself using it once or twice and then promptly forgetting about it, a fireplace addition probably isn’t for you. If you can honestly say, however, that you’d use your fireplace regularly, then taking the plunge might not be such a bad idea.
Before adding a fireplace, you also have to be honest with yourself about how likely you are to stay on top of its required cleanings and other necessary maintenance.
Neglecting fireplace maintenance can be dangerous, so unless you plan to take good care of your fireplace, don’t get one!
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