Gathering around a fireplace is a guaranteed way to instantly increase the coziness factor in your space.
WHY WE LOVE FIRE
According to an anthropologist, fascination with fire dates back to our early ancestors. Christopher Lynn, of the University of Alabama, says our love for the crackling sound and bright flames is deeply ingrained and borne out of evolution. The relaxing effect from fire harks back to prehistoric times when Stone Age man socialized primarily around camp fires – forging strong bonds with others and sharing the safety fire provided from predators.
FIRE HELPS US CONNECT
We’ve come a long way since those days and yet whenever you walk into any home with a fireplace, it will be the focal point, a source of warmth and safety. Heck, even if you don’t have a fireplace, you can now tune in to a TV station that broadcasts a wood burning fire experience all day long. But let’s face it: A constant loop of flames does not replicate the real thing. We doubt your TV offers the same warming effects and it definitely cannot reproduce that authentic woodsy smell.
In a world inundated with iPhones and smart TVs, we basically get the same benefits as our distant relatives – we may not need it for survival reasons, but we definitely need it for mental health reasons.
In this Wi-Fi connected society, a fireplace helps us rekindle that face-to-face bonding experience we need/want. Even if you’re sitting by a fire alone, you just may cultivate a sense of peace and relaxation.
FIRE REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
One experiment monitored 226 adults watching a video of a fire, complete with sound effects. Their blood pressure was taken before and after viewing the fire for various periods of time. The result? ‘Consistent blood pressure decreases’ across the participants and the longer people watched the fire, the more relaxed they became.
IT’S THE SIMPLE THINGS
Once you’re equipped with the right fireplace in your home, you will be amazed by how easy it is to simply sit down and quietly enjoy the flames – reminding you to appreciate the simple things in life.
If you’re looking for some warmth, relaxation and perhaps want to save on your heating bills, a fireplace is the perfect addition to your home.
Contact a member of our team today and we will help you find the right one for your lifestyle.