A columbarium niche is a popular option for many families regarding where to place their loved one’s cremains. This is because columbarium niches can offer many advantages such as a convenient place for family to visit as well as you know the urn and remains will be safe and secure. When selecting a columbarium niche, there are a few factors you should keep in mind. Directors of funeral homes in Dickson, TN. share what these considerations are.
1. Location of the Columbarium
One of the most important factors to consider when selecting a columbarium niche is the location of the columbarium itself. You want the columbarium to be an easy location for all family members to visit. One misconception about this is that if family is spread out around the country, choosing a general, centralized location is best. While this sounds like a good idea, this is not always the best idea. A better idea might be choosing a location that is in your home town and where family tends to travel back to already for things like holidays and other special occasions. By doing this, your family will have many more opportunities to visit your gravesite.
2. Pricing and Budget
Columbarium niches can range in price from location to location. Not only that, but pricing may be different ranges within the same columbarium depending on the size and type of the niche. Before you begin looking at columbarium and niches, make sure to set a budget so that you are better able to know what is in your range. Also, make sure to talk with location to see about any additional costs that may be associated with the niche such as maintenance and upkeep.
3. Rules, Regulations, and Sizes
Just as pricing can vary from columbarium to columbarium so can the rules and sizes of the niches. For example, some columbariums may be located in cemeteries or other locations where they have polices on what type of urns are permitted. Also, niches can range in size so make sure the urn that you choose will fit comfortably in the space allotted.
4. Hours of Operation
Another important factor you want to consider is the location visiting days and times. If the location is only open until 5:30pm during the week it may be difficult to for those who work late to be able to visit on weekdays.
5. Inside / Outside
Columbarium’s can be found as stand alone structures as well as inside other structures. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, you might consider a columbarium that is inside so that when you visit you are protected from the outside elements.
As directors of funeral homes in Dickson, TN. we understand that selecting the final resting place for your loved one’s cremains can be a dauting task. We are here to help you and guide you through this difficult process. Give us a call or come by today and let us answer any questions you have about the columbarium or other resting place options.