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Why are Fireplaces so Loved by Home Buyers and Sellers?

Research done by real estate agents consistently provides convincing proof that fireplaces are in high demand. A solid 40 percent of homebuyers stated that they would be willing to pay more for a home with a fireplace. One study showed that fireplaces add about 12 percent, on average, to the selling price of a home. Read more…

Spring and Summer are Perfect for Adding a New Fireplace Insert

If you like the idea of potentially cutting your winter heating costs by as much as 40%, it’s a great idea to have a new fireplace insert installed during the off season. Due to the gross inefficiency of an old, worn out masonry fireplace, a fireplace insert is an excellent home upgrade. The primary reason Read more…

Considerations When Choosing A New Gas Fireplace

Are you thinking about adding a gas fireplace to your home?  That could be a smart choice.  Modern gas fireplaces are among the most efficient and convenient supplemental heating sources available, and the variety of lovely designs make it easy to match your current décor. When considering a new gas fireplace, you’ll want to focus on three key elements: 1. Preferred venting system 2. Fuel type Read more…

Fertilize Your Garden with Ash from Your Fireplace

Ash from burning firewood contains many of the nutrients that soil needs including potassium, magnesium and calcium. It can also be used as a liming agent because it is alkaline. If you have a garden, don’t waste the ash from your fireplace by tossing it into the trash or haphazardly outside! Instead, use it to Read more…

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…