When a loved one has chosen to be cremated or if you have decided that this is the best option for the deceased, one of the options to consider is a columbarium niche. These niches are a place to store the ashes that allows you to visit them whenever you want. For people who want cremation, but also want to be placed in a cemetery, this is the right choice. But how do you purchase the best columbarium niche? We have some suggestions to help.
Of course, as with anything, columbariums come in different price ranges. Depending on the location of the niche, (whether at the top or bottom of the columbarium), the price can vary quite a bit, so it is important to keep that in mind. The material of the columbarium can also have an impact on price.
Single or Double
Something else to consider is whether you or your loved one wants a single niche or a double. A double can ensure that their loved one’s ashes are placed with them. This is important, especially if the columbarium is not very large or is a popular one in the cemetery. A double niche allows for two urns of ashes, while a single one allows for just one. If this is a concern, contact a cremation expert in Matoaca, VA to learn more about the options.
Indoors or Outdoors?
Another item to keep in mind is whether you want an indoor niche or an outdoor one. This can also have an effect on price, so it is important to ask about that before making a decision. With an indoor niche, you can have a very elaborate columbarium without worrying about the weather causing any damage. An outdoor columbarium tends to be made of sturdier materials that can withstand rain, sun, and snow.
Religious or Not?
Columbarium niches do not have to have religious displays. There are many simple ones that offer a sedate place for relatives and loved ones to visit. Although they are in cemeteries, there are columbarium niches that are secular in appearance. Depending on your preferences, you can speak with the crematorium to find these options in nearby cemeteries. There is no reason why your loved one should be placed in a niche that states religious sentiments if that is not what they wanted. Of course, for people who do want religious symbols, the options are much broader. No matter your faith, there is a columbarium niche that will be perfect.
All of these qualities need to be taken into consideration before purchasing a niche in a columbarium. Take the time to speak with experts in the field to learn about the options so that you can make the best possible choice for yourself or a loved one. To get started in this process, contact Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, found at 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. Richmond, VA 23234. Reach out by calling 804-275-7828 right now for the information you need.