FireplacesWoodburning Fireplaces

The Best Wood for the Fireplace

For the most part, newer homes that are built with a fireplace in them are built with either gas or electric fireplaces. Gas or electric fireplaces are certainly easier to use and generally require less maintenance and upkeep. However, there's still a significant number, old and new, of wood-burning fireplaces out there. As convenient and easy as gas or electric may be, there's just something special about having a classic wood-burning fireplace in the home.…
November 6, 2018
Fireplaces

Ensuring Fireplace Safety This Winter

As we head towards winter, and the weather starts to get colder and colder, naturally, our fireplaces are used more often. It's possible, even likely depending on where you live, that you haven't used your fireplace at all since last winter. Across the nation, accidents involving fireplaces, chimneys, and wood stoves cost over two million dollars in damage annually, not to mention injuries, so taking precautions to prevent these from ever happening in the first…
October 30, 2018
Chimney Tops

Chimney Cleaning

With the winter months fast approaching, many of us will be using our fireplace to keep our homes nice and warm, rather than simply for decorative and aesthetic purposes. But before you start building those cozy fires in your hearth, it would be a good idea to clean your chimney to ensure there aren't any safety issues before using your fireplace this winter. You could do this yourself, but it might be smarter to opt…
October 15, 2018
FireplacesMantels & Surrounds

Choosing The Right Mantelpiece

When building or redesigning a room in your home, and you decide to add a fireplace, choosing the right mantelpiece to surround it can be just as important of a decision as the type of fireplace itself. Oftentimes, we assume a mantelpiece is solely for aesthetic purposes to improve the look of the room. However, they're usually used as a shelf for cute family photos, as well as holiday or seasonal decorations. Depending on how…
October 1, 2018
Fireplaces

Turning Your House Into A Home

All over the world, installing a fireplace is considered one of the best ways to add an additional layer of coziness to make everyone even more comfortable in your home. And why wouldn't it be? There are a multitude of reasons why, but no matter what, installing a fireplace isn't a decision to be taken lightly; you should really do some research, or come visit our showroom and speak with an expert, and think about…
September 13, 2018
FireplacesOutdoor FireOutdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor Fire

As we draw closer and closer to the end of the summer season, generally speaking, we start to turn our attention away from outdoor grill stations, and focus on outdoor fire. During the fall, it's still warm enough to spend a significant amount of time outdoors, but not quite warm enough to do so without a little help. This is where your outdoor fire set-up comes into play. Whether it be building an outdoor fire…
August 25, 2018
Outdoor FireplacesOutdoor Kitchen

Tips to Keep the Grill on Top

Most of us love that the summer is here because it means we can finally spend as much time as we want grilling our favorite foods. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that grilling season remains your favorite: Let the grill heat up: It seems obvious, but so many are too eager to throw food on the grill before it's ready. Be patient, it'll be worth it. When using a charcoal grill, wait…
August 13, 2018
Gas Lamps

The Rise of Landscape Lighting

One of the most requested landscape features recently has been outdoor lighting. It's a hot trend right now, and for good reason: the cost of LED lighting has drastically decreased over the last few years, making it a much more affordable feature for those who want to illuminate the exterior of their homes. LED and Halogen lighting is increasing in popularity, but gas lighting is still extremely common in the south, especially in Charleston; it's just…
July 26, 2018
Outdoor Kitchen

Propane Grill Safety Tips

We've moved in to the heart of Summer. And for many of us, that means firing up the grill, and enjoying flavorful meals on our outdoor patios. But, most of us never really consider the safety hazards of firing up that grill. So, we decided to come up with a short list of helpful safety tips to follow, that should prevent any unwanted "adventures" in our grilling: Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions No matter what you're…
July 11, 2018
Gas Lamps

Brighten Up Your Home

In order to truly enjoy your backyard to its fullest potential, you'll most likely be extending its usage beyond daylight hours, and in order to do that, you're going to need some extra lighting. Firepits and outdoor fireplaces certainly help, but usually aren't enough to fully light up your yard. That's where gas lamps and other lighting comes in to play. We carry an exceptional variety of gas lamps, for large and small budgets, large…
June 22, 2018