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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…

8 Easy Fireplace Upgrades & Updates

Take a look at your fireplace. Does it look exciting? Welcoming? Does the hearth area make you want to be part of it, or is it kind of blah? A fireplace can easily be the centerpiece of a room, a beautiful appliance that encourages social activity and relaxation. If this doesn’t sound like your hearth Read more…

Fireplaces with Money-Saving Efficiency Plus Visual Appeal

Fireplace efficiency is now widely considered a more attractive feature than the aesthetics of stunning fireplace design. There was a time when beauty and efficiency could not be combined in a fireplace, but things have changed in keeping with a series of mandatory restrictions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began cracking down on air pollutants Read more…

Adding a Kitchen or Bathroom Fireplace Is Easier Than You Think

Kitchens and bathrooms are perfect rooms in which to add a beautiful gas, wood or electric fireplace. The idea was novel at one time, now it’s commonplace as people figure if they’ve got a fireplace they love in their main room, why not spread the warmth to other rooms of the home? When you think Read more…

Gas & Wood Zero-Clearance Fireplaces: Good Options for Home Heating

It’s hard to beat a traditional masonry fireplace for charm and rustic good looks, yet when it comes to producing heat within your home, you might be better off with an electric space heater. Why not get the best of both worlds with a fabulous, highly efficient zero-clearance fireplace? From a user’s standpoint, zero-clearance units Read more…

Backyard Recreational Fires – Safety & Info

Outdoor living spaces are always better when they include a setup for backyard recreational fires. Gathering with family and friends at night becomes more of a memorable event somehow when everyone is under the sky around a fire. Safety should always come first, and then all the benefits of patio and backyard recreational fires can Read more…

Wood-Burning Pellet Heat Stove or Fireplace Insert Buying Tips

Are you thinking it would be nice to have a real wood heating appliance in your home but bypass the hassle of dealing with wood logs? Do you have an existing masonry fireplace that simply isn’t producing enough heat? A “yes” answer to either of these questions means it’s time to look into a modern, Read more…

How to Close a Fireplace for the Off Season

The cold weather in Connecticut is taking its time fading, to make way for warmer springtime temperatures. Once confident the off season for cozy fires has arrived, it’s a good time to close the fireplace for spring and summer. There are benefits to closing wood-burning and gas fireplaces when they aren’t in use, and how-to Read more…