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Using Your Fireplace for the Last Time Until Winter

If you're like most of us, chances are you won't be using your fireplace very much, if any, from now until winter rolls around again. However, you shouldn't simply let the last fire of the season die and call it good. There's a little bit of cleaning you should do in order to keep your home safe from chimney fires, going beyond simply scheduling an annual chimney cleaning. One of the best things you can…
April 25, 2019
FireplacesGas Fireplaces

What to Look For When Buying A New Gas Fireplace

Unlike traditional masonry fireplaces, gas fireplaces don't need a chimney; they can be vented directly out through the wall, which helps them burn much more efficiently. Beyond that, they also help reduce pollution as they produce zero particles when compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces. However, not all options are the same. When you're buying a new gas fireplace, there are a few important factors you should consider before making a selection.  Ease of Control: These…
March 26, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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
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