The weather can take a toll on your chimney and fireplace. Free-flow of air can cause your utility bills to go up, which happens when your chimney isn’t properly sealed. Keeping an eye out on the condition of your chimney and getting any imperfections fixed is essential to save money and to get the most […]
Truth be told, it was the gorgeous deluxe fireplace that really got you sold on the idea of buying that house by whatever means necessary! Now, with the keys in your hand and your stuff being moved in, you’ve had an in-depth, detailed look at the beautiful fireplace masonry and the cleared-out firebox you’ll enjoy […]
With a mug of warm cocoa in your hands, you sit by the window in your home, watching the trees sway as the wind whistles by. A fire blazes in the hearth of your fireplace, and you prepare yourself to enjoy the warmth. An hour later, your toes are still frozen, and your frustration is […]
You’re watching a movie or a T.V. show and suddenly the scene changes to something that’s intense, mysterious, intimate, scary, emotive and exciting—all at once. The ambiance of the room is incredibly important to the scene that’s unfolding before you. Every dialogue’s impact depends on the lighting, mood and scenario the director creates. With years […]
With spring around the corner, it’s essential to clean the house and to maintain your fireplace in particular. Your chimney and hearth have probably seen a lot of use over the past few months, with winter months calling for lots of warm nights by the fire—but now it’s time to clear the air. There are important […]
Fireplaces look great in the home, whether you live in a mansion or an apartment. They add a touch of rustic elegance, while simultaneously serving a practical purpose in the form of a heating solution. If your house came with a fireplace built-in, or you opted for a fireplace installation through chimney and masonry services like […]
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 […]
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!