We’re always on the lookout for new and innovative designs to help us transform our homes from tired and outdated places to somewhere vibrant and the kind of place we can’t wait to return to after a long day at work. When you walk into a room, you want to be wowed by the design and contents, and wall mounted gas fires are one of the latest trends around the world.
Traditional fire places take up large amounts of floor space and restrict walking area and make it difficult to do domestic chores such as vacuuming, but mounting them on the wall makes all of that much simpler and can make the fire place seem like more of a feature than simply an object used for warmth.
As with mounting anything to a wall, however, you need to really think about the location and the way you attach it to the wall. After all, you wouldn’t hang a picture using a poorly inserted nail or screw in the wall, otherwise it’s going to come crashing down to the ground. Similarly, you don’t want to go putting your favourite memories onto a wall that nobody is going to see and get the full value of the image.
Mounting your new gas fire to the wall is the kind of job you can do yourself, but you should make sure that you get expert help when installing the gas to make sure that everything is done to the appropriate standard to avoid any mishaps, such as gas leaks. Most fires meant to be mounted to walls will come with the necessary brackets, but ones that have been bought separately will require you to go out and find the type of bracket that fits perfectly in terms of size and also the strength – you don’t want the fire to be too heavy, pulling the whole thing off the wall and causing damage to the floor and wall.
Before you even start to attach the bracket to the wall, however, seriously consider where you’re going to put the fire. This decision might be made for you, with it obviously being dictated by gas pipes, but you also want to factor in where people are likely to sit so that they can feel the full benefit of the warmth provided.
If you’re unsure about anything in the mounting process, make sure that you go online to do some research or consult a friend – or even get them to come round and assist you to make sure that you do it the right way.