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Electric FireplacesFireplacesGas FireplacesMantels & SurroundsWoodburning Fireplaces

Adding Some Spark To Your Fireplace

A good fireplace doesn't just help keep you and your family warm through the long winter months, it will also serve as a kind of centerpiece for the entire room. Bland fireplaces that appear unused and/or neglected are drab, and take away from the overall feel of the room. In order to add some spark, we need to add some tasteful decor and accessories to spice it up.  Setting up the furniture in the room…
March 13, 2019
Electric FireplacesFireplacesGas FireplacesWoodburning Fireplaces

Best Choices To Replace A Wood-Burning Fireplace

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned fireplace. The crackling of the logs, the glow of the embers, and the warmth of the flames all combine to make them fantastic additions to your home. However, between either buying firewood or chopping it yourself, as well as the increased safety hazards, they can also be a lot more work. It's this reason that many folks are looking to replace their wood-burning fireplace with something a little easier to…
February 22, 2019
Woodburning Fireplaces

Burn Your Firewood More Efficiently

During these long winter months, we tend to use our fireplaces much more often, and, if you have a wood-burning fireplace, the cost of firewood can begin to add up pretty quickly. That's why it's important to use wood-burning methods that will conserve as much of it as possible, allowing it to last for a much longer time, and in turn, lead to you spending less money on more and more firewood. Below is a…
February 8, 2019
Gas Lamps

Illuminating These Dark Winter Nights

During these long winter months, the sun always sets too early, and suddenly it's pitch black outdoors before we've even hit 6pm. Now, when you're driving home from a nice dinner, it can be difficult to even see your driveway as you pull in. Luckily, you can easily brighten up that dark driveway, along with your backyard if you want, with some new gas lamps. Here at WilliamSmith Fireplaces, we sell gas lamps in dozens…
February 1, 2019
Mantels & Surrounds

How to Pick the Right Stone for Your Mantelpiece

If you're beginning the process of building a new fireplace, or potentially remaking an existing fireplace, you're likely trying to decide which material you want your mantelpiece to be constructed out of. There are a handful of different factors you need to consider before making your final decision on a particular material, such as: budget, durability, maintenance, and of course, aesthetic.  A stone such as marble can be perfect for a sleek, more modern look,…
January 9, 2019
FireplacesGas FireplacesGas Logs

When to Replace Your Gas Logs

Happy holidays everyone! We hope your holiday season has been fantastic so far, and continues on through the new year.  We are often asked how frequently you need to replace the gas logs in your gas fireplace. The uninspiring answer is: it depends. The longer answer is that there isn't a set timeline for when they need to be replaced. Rather, there are a variety of factors that can affect the lifespan of your gas…
December 27, 2018
Electric FireplacesOutdoor FireOutdoor FireplacesOutdoor Kitchen

Hot Home-Buying Trends

If you're in the market for either buying a new home, or updating/renovating your current living space, you might be interested in knowing about some of the features that others are asking for in their new space. As you might have guessed, outdoor living spaces, including outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, are an extremely hot commodity right now. Virtually everyone in the market is hoping to find a place with these features, or looking to incorporate…
December 11, 2018
Gas GrillsOutdoor Kitchen

How to Winterize Your Gas Grill

Now that we've fully entered the winter season, most of us won't spend nearly as much time using our gas grills as we do during the rest of the year. In fact, you may not even use your grill at all throughout the winter. Whether its use doesn't decrease at all in winter, or its usage drops all the way down to zero, there are a few things you'll want to do to winterize your…
November 26, 2018
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