I'm purchasing a new home and I am trying to decide on whether or not I should have a fireplace. I really don't see the need for one. We have a couch in front of the fireplace where and all it does is collect spider webs.
But my realtor is suggesting that I get a fireplace for "resale value". Now I'm probably not getting one because I think they get interfere w/ the layout of the family room. Sure it looks nice to have all of the furniture set up around the fireplace but we don't sit around and just look at the fire, we watch TV.
I wanted to hear what others thought of fireplaces. So please let me know your thoughts. Would it turn you off from buying a house without a fireplace?