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Wood Stove Floor Protection: Hearth Pads

Wood stoves can provide a tremendous amount of heat and yet it is safe to install a modern wood stove in almost any room of your home. Proper installation is essential, though, and includes putting a heavy-duty hearth pad on the floor underneath your wood stove. If you had a gas stove, a different type Read more…

15 Fireplace Makeover Ideas

Are you happy with the design of your fireplace? If not, there are many ways to give your hearth an entirely updated look. How is the performance of your fireplace? You may need a practical type of fireplace makeover, which could also keep your home and family safer. A perfect solution for your home may Read more…

Warm and Cozy: Choosing a Gas Fireplace for your Home

Escape the cold weather and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and ambiance of a gas fireplace in your home. You can get cozy by a fire in just about any room with no fuss or muss. Simply push a button on a remote control or adjust your thermostat to get your gas fireplace roaring. If hauling Read more…

The Best Fireside Activities to Enjoy

All Christmas activities are, in a small way, tied to the fireplace. After all, that’s where Santa makes his entrance with his sack of gifts. Christmas decorations are festive, but only a fireplace can create that perfect fireside ambiance during the holidays. Make the most of your fireplace and the season by planning memorable family Read more…

Easily Switch to Gas with Installation of a Gas Fireplace Insert

if you’re ready to enjoy hassle-free fires in winter instead of dealing with firewood and lighting fires, why not have a gas fireplace insert installed? In most masonry fireplaces, it’s possible to convert to gas logs with a fireplace insert. Enjoying the warmth and coziness of flames is effortless with gas fuel. You’re sure to Read more…

How To Heat Your House Using Your Fireplace or Stove

If you are interested in heating your home using a stove or fireplace, there’s good news! Modern appliances are good sources of supplemental heat, and inefficient hearth appliances can usually be transformed by having a fireplace insert installed. Perhaps you already have an efficient stove or fireplace and you simply want to move air into Read more…

How Rules of Fireplace Surrounds Affect Design Plans

Fireplaces create a fantastic ambiance, and it’s exciting to make plans for a new fireplace installation. However, certain aspects of fireplace surrounds are dictated by local, state, and national laws. Understanding these laws can be helpful. It’s not unusual for homeowners to find out that their fireplace surround design plans won’t work because they don’t Read more…

3 Ideas for Using a Fireplace as a Room Divider

Fireplaces built to provide an eye-pleasing focal point are value-added features in any home, and it is certainly no exception when a fireplace serves as a room divider. Modern open design in homes has been responsible for many walls being torn down, and fireplaces are often added in their places as stunning dividers between rooms. Read more…

Jaw-dropping Fireplace Designs to Beautify Your Home

Modern gas and wood fireplaces are designed to look fantastic in any home. As you consider your choices in buying a new fireplace, consider both the style of the appliance and the look you want for the entire hearth area. Here are some real jaw-dropping fireplace design ideas to mull over as you prepare to Read more…

Pros and Cons of Gas vs Wood Fireplaces

If you are having trouble deciding whether to choose a gas or wood fireplace for installation in your home, we have good news! You can’t really make a bad choice between the two. There are many styles of each kind plus both EPA-approved types of fireplaces are highly efficient. We’ve provided a few pros and Read more…