When it comes to choosing stone options for your outdoor patio, you can’t just go with the first material that catches your eye! Apart from aesthetic value, natural stones for patios need to possess a few essential qualities—strength, durability, and resistance to inclement weather. And contrary to popular belief, not all stones make the cut—such […]
Your home is an investment. Any changes you make to this investment—from changing doorknobs to restoring your masonry—will impact the value of your asset. Make the wrong choice and you might be out of more than just a few thousand dollars! This is why, for any changes necessary, it’s important that you only go with […]
You’re partially excited, and partially afraid. While it’s a beautiful feature to add to your home, you’re still worried that adding a fireplace might simply add more to your list of home responsibilities. Sure, it’ll offer warmth and coziness. But what about the sparks and the embers you’ll have to deal with? What about the […]
Let’s get this out of the way: having a fireplace in your apartment can be tricky! On the one hand, you have a practical source of heat that keeps energy bills down during the winter, and your home looking beautiful—classic even—all-year-round. But on the other hand, you have a high-maintenance feature in your small apartment […]
When was the last time your chimney and fireplace had an inspection? If your answer was ‘last year,’ it might be time to schedule another one to ensure that everything’s in order. Given that its winter, your fireplace and chimney are probably being used all the time, keeping you and your family warm and safe […]
It’s what it says on the tin! Free-standing woodstoves are stoves that are not installed into the fireplace. They’re often referred to as fireplace inserts and stand away from the wall. Constructed as metal boxes that burn wood inside, these metal boxes get hot pretty fast!
Fireplace accessories are not just for upgrading the aesthetic of your hearth! Doors and screens can keep your home and family safe and your fireplace burning merrily. They also allow you to make full use of your mantelpiece without having to worry about unfortunate incidents taking place.
The phrase you are what you eat could be the best way to describe how your firewood affects your chimney’s health! What you put in it will have an impact on the longevity of your chimney. Creosote build-up, tar, ash and soot—the firewood you burn needs to keep you nice and warm without creating a […]