Make Your Guest Bedroom More Cozy for Winter Guests with a New Fireplace

As the winter holiday season approaches, many homeowners will have family or friends staying with them in the guest bedroom. Installing a new bedroom fireplace in your home will give your guests a cozy experience they won’t soon forget. You will also increase the resale value of your home by adding a fireplace, which should warm any homeowner’s heart.

About 50 percent of all homes in the United States have at least one fireplace or a stove that is freestanding, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
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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
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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
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The Perfect Holiday Fireplace

Christmas Stockings

How many of your holiday memories include a perfectly-decorated fireplace mantel? If you are one of those people who associate good family fun with a roaring fire, then you might spend all year long thinking about how to decorate yours. There is nothing in the rulebook that says making your fireplace a focal point in the room has to break the bank. Consider some DIY ways you can make your mantel pop throughout the holiday season.

Get the Green Going

Greenery allows you to adjust your fireplace theme for each of the winter
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Three Top Flooring Matches for Your Fireplace

Finding and installing flooring options to go along with your home’s fireplace is not all that difficult, but may require more consideration than you originally thought. Whether you prefer to surround your fireplace with wood, tile, carpet, or another material, there are things you should consider before installing each type of flooring.

Wood

Surrounding your fireplace with hardwood flooring can give the room both a modern and natural look. The only major deterrent, though, is the fact
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