Guest Post: Fireplace Cleaning Guide

There is nothing like a fireplace with a roaring fire on a cold winter’s day. Despite all the advances in HVAC technology, a fireplace is still the preferred heating choice for many homeowners. But to look and perform to its best, a fireplace must be cleaned regularly. It can be a dirty and time consuming job, but not one that is beyond the capabilities of the average home handyman. If this is not a job you want to undertake yourself, professional fireplace cleaners are available.

Getting Started

The best time to clean a
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Guest Post: Wood Burning Stoves – A Cozy Welcome This Thanksgiving

Imagine: It is the last day before Thanksgiving. The house still has a huge pile of things that need to be carefully polished, scrapped and cleaned; you still need to make lists of the ingredients absolutely and positively essential for the traditional dishes, and you only have one day left. And then you think to yourself that this is best occasion to create a welcoming and sincerely homey atmosphere for all your guests and family coming over, so no effort is to be spared and everything has to be ready on
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Check Out Our Guest Post on the HomeSpirations Blog!

Pssst … Remember Simone over at HomeSpirations? The one with really fun & inspirational posts – occasionally about fireplaces? I wrote a guest blog for her & it was posted over there yesterday evening!

You should go check it out (and the rest of her blog!): http://www.simonedesignblog.com/fireplace-screen-designs-and-guest-blogger/

Oh, and you should also keep her family in your thoughts/prayers b/c she spent a bunch of time with them in the ER yesterday. No fun. So send her some good vibes and go check out my article on
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Guest Post: Choosing The Best Fireplace For Your Home

Fireplaces could make anywhere feel cozy and warm, but especially your home. There’s nothing better than sitting down in front of the fire snuggled under a blanket, but if you need a better reason than that to invest in a fireplace then they also add value to your home. Fireplaces are a great accessory and you can find one to fit with any house, no matter the style or decor. Fireplaces are great for relaxing and spending time with the family. One of the main things to think about when making this
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Guest Post: Creating the Cozy Feeling

When you look at a Christmas card, you never see the image of children’s stockings draped around a gas fire with a cold, brushed steel finish. This is because the impression that the card is meant to portray is one of comfort, family and warm memories. A welcoming fireplace is something that can instantly create a feeling of homeliness in any building. There has been a marked increase in the revival of the fireplace even if they are, in most cases, housing a gas fire.
Choosing the Correct
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