Make Heating Your Home More Energy Efficient with Fireplace Inserts

The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a survey which revealed that a fireplace is one of the top three features new home buyers desire. It’s not hard to see why; fireplaces are attractive additions to any home. Fireplaces not only provide warmth through the winter months, but also provide an irreplaceable aesthetic feel to a home.

The downside to owning a traditional fireplace is its inefficiency. Chimneys present a major problem in maintenance and energy loss. Each year,
Continue reading …

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

Personalizing the Fireplace Mantel

Fireplace Mantel

Think of your fireplace mantel as the ultimate foundation for art that reflects your personality. You simply begin with a mantel you adore and inspiration can be found anywhere. Consider a hobby you enjoy, a place you loved visiting, or even a mood you hope to evoke. There are limitless options when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind mantle.

Family History

Why celebrate your family history like an “ordinary” person when there are so many extraordinary things you can do to bring that
Continue reading …

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

Focus on the Fireplace

Decorators tell us that in order to accentuate a room, we should choose a focal point and build everything else around it. If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace, you have a built-in focal point.

For generations, families have gathered ’round the fireplace to while away time, visit, and relax. You can celebrate the history of the fireplace by making it central to your decorating scheme. You can accomplish this in five simple
Continue reading …

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

Top Advantages of Vent Free Fireplaces

Vent free fireplaces offer many more attractive advantages in comparison to traditional style fireplaces. If you’ve always wanted a fireplace, but don’t want to deal with bulky piping or chimney maintenance, a vent free model might be the way to go.

When choosing a traditional vented fireplace, you are limited on placement in your home. Vent free type fireplaces can be installed virtually anywhere, allowing you flexibility on placement. Adding ambiance to your bedroom or office is easy with a vent free fireplace.
Continue reading …

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather

Rock On: Stone Accents For Your Home

Solara Resort Stonework

With the wealth of man-made materials available for home renovations, it’s easy to overlook a classic component like stone. Accents made from rock or polished rock are durable, beautiful, and surprisingly versatile when paired with your artistic vision, and they can be used everywhere from counter-tops to fireplace hearths. Stone comes in a staggering amount of natural and dyed colors and attractive finishes, ensuring it can be easily-incorporated into existing decor themes without needing new
Continue reading …

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmailby feather