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Upgrading Your Fireplace for Better Efficiency

Masonry fireplaces add a lovely element of architecture and a unique ambiance to a room, but an upgrade for traditional fireplaces is needed for better efficiency. The heat from open fires goes almost entirely up the chimney, with a mere 10% or less providing warmth in the home. The bottom line is that a basic built-in fireplace may be nice to look Read more…

Modern Fireplaces are Changing the Way We Think About Interior Design

Modern metal fireplaces are changing the way we think about interior design. In the past, the only option was your standard masonry fireplace and brick chimney that was installed in a clearly defined location in your home. But with modern advances in both construction and fireplace technology homes can now be built around the fireplace. Read more…

Fireplace Accessories for Rejuvenating your Home Décor

Fireplace accessories offer an affordable way to give your interior décor a fresh new look. You don’t have to settle for an outdated, drab looking hearth. The fireplace is a lovely focal point, but sometimes some minor upgrades are needed to restore the pleasure a fireplace can bring. Fortunately, there are numerous fireplace accessories to Read more…

Top Fireplace Design Trends of 2018

2018’s fireplace trends reflect the evolution of interior design and technology. Fireplace manufacturers have begun releasing their new lines. Just as advancements in technology are revolutionizing how we communicate with each other, they are also reshaping the fireplace experience. Check out 6 of the hottest fireplace trends for 2018: 1. Vertical Fireplaces Built-in linear fireplaces are reaching new heights this year with vertical fireplace designs. These Read more…

Cozy Decorating Tips for the Space Around the Fireplace   

A fireplace is a terrible thing to waste. It really doesn’t do a fireplace justice if you only concentrate on the enjoyable time spent around a warm fire in winter. Fireplaces provide a great decorating opportunity. You’ve got a central feature that abounds with natural appeal. When you put some special decorating touches around the fireplace as way of cozying up the space, you elevate Read more…

Use These Fireplace Safety Tips to Keep Your Fury Friend Safe

Staying inside beside a blazing fire is the best way to get through these nights of freezing weather. While you stay safe from the cold, make sure to keep your furry friend safe from the dangers of the fire. Whether your have a gas fireplace or wood-burning stove, it can be a hazard for your pets if you aren’t careful. Curious cats and playful dogs can Read more…

Tips on Improving Traditional Fireplace Efficiency

Trying to get warm next to a beautiful masonry fireplace can feel like having a classy vehicle that can’t get out of the driveway. After all, a fireplace is meant to provide heat. Many homeowners have become dissatisfied with the 10% or less efficiency of their traditional masonry fireplace. When the heat from your home that is lost up the chimney after the fire has Read more…

Kitchen & Bathroom Fireplaces Incredible Additions for Any Home

Lounging next to a roaring fireplace is one of the pleasures of winter. The ambiance of dancing flames is just one of the benefits of having a fireplace. During chilly weather, a fireplace can be an effective alternative heating source. During warm weather, a fireplace is an attractive focal point that can make a house feel more like a home. That’s why fireplaces are Read more…

Installing a Double Sided Fireplace

A double-sided fireplace is a creative way to maximize the performance of your fireplace while cutting down on heating costs at the same time. So if you have been thinking about adding a fireplace to another room in your home, consider the following benefits of installing a gas or wood-burning double-sided fireplace. Heat two rooms at the same time One of the major Read more…

The Simplicity of Zone Heating Revealed   

Zone heating may not be widely recognized yet, but it is a solution that many homeowners are searching for. Have your winter utility bills been throwing your budget completely off kilter? Heating and cooling account for 40% of annual utility costs, and heating is by far the most expensive. There are many ways to cut utility costs, but none can have as great an Read more…