One of the newest ways to add warmth and style to a bathroom is While fireplaces have traditionally been found in living rooms, dens and occasionally bedrooms, the idea of soaking in the bathtub while a cozy fire glows nearby is gaining popularity. Here at SOD Builders, your bathroom remodeling experts in San Jose, we’re here to talk a bit more on adding a fireplace to your bathroom!

Not so long ago, adding a fireplace meant installing a traditional, full-size mantel placed over a fireplace opening that’s sitting on a hearth. Today, however, a huge variety of prefab fireplace designs — from classic to sleekly modern — means that homeowners can find a perfect fit for any type or size bathroom straight out of the box. The Heat & Glo Crescent II model, for example, even allows homeowners to nestle a small fireplace in an unused corner.

New technology in gas and electric fireplace design is a primary reason why more homeowners are choosing to go with the glow in their bathrooms. Newer gas fireplaces designed for small spaces are either vent-free or only require access to an outside wall for venting. No actual chimney or stovepipe is required!

Installing a fireplace insert can be quite simple. There are models which can be sized for virtually any pre-existing opening and literally plugged right in and turned on. The cost and time for installing a fireplace in a bathroom can range from only a few hundred dollars and a D.I.Y. weekend afternoon for a simple electric unit, to thousands of dollars and a professional installation for larger, high-end gas units that require attachment to a home’s gas line. Call us today and we can help you with your options!