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Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

For those of us with the ultimate DIY projects running around (that’d be kids), sometimes it’s hard to figure out the best way to make your home safe while encouraging curiosity and healthy boundaries for your littles. While there are plenty of theories on how much baby and childproofing a […]

Simple Fireplace Redesign For Less

Simple Fireplace Redesign For Less

A fireplace is the focal point of a living room, so it’s important to have something that doesn’t make you recoil every time it catches your eye. My friends Heather and Neil had this unfortunate reaction when they moved into their 1940s traditional house in Santa Monica. The living room […]

How to Clean a Chimney

How to Clean a Chimney

Fireplaces have been getting a bad rap lately as they are to blame for pollution, losing heat, and being an overall hazard, but some of us still love the sound, feel and smell of a wood burning fireplace. One of the main issues with a wood fireplace is the build […]

Make A Fireplace Log Out Of Newspaper

Make A Fireplace Log Out Of Newspaper

If you have a fireplace, you’re probably used to saving stacks of old newspaper to use as kindling. With a couple of days and a handful of materials, you can also transform newspaper into a fireplace log that can be used in place of store-bought options. Grab a sizable stack […]

15 Fireplaces at the 2010 Builders’ Show

15 Fireplaces at the 2010 Builders’ Show

I love the smell of propane burning at the Builders’ Show! Fireplaces were in abundance and one in particular only Liberace could love (Swarovski crystal enhanced beauty shown above). Maybe you’ll see one to your liking in our photo gallery of fireplaces from the 2010 Builders’ Show. Coronado Stone Mantis […]

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Two Chimneys Santa Should Avoid

Gizmodo usually sticks to tech but they’ve come across a couple awesome fireplaces that we wanted to share. This futuristic fireplace looks strangely at home in a rustic environment but for some reason we’re scared it would start talking to us or begin sucking everything in the room up through […]

How to Score Free Firewood

How to Score Free Firewood

Temperatures have fallen across the country and many of you have already cleaned up your fireplace and started using it on a daily basis. The quest to find decent wood to burn is easier for some than others. We’ve picked up a lot of free wood from Craigslist but the […]

Faux Fireplaces

Faux Fireplaces

Enjoy the look of a real fireplace without tearing into your walls or rebuilding your home.

Fireplace Fixup

Fireplace Fixup

Here are some tips for prepping your fireplace for winter use as well as how to make sure it’s safe throughout the season.

Firepit Fanatics

Firepit Fanatics

Firepits bring an instant sense of community to any outdoor area. Maybe its our primitive impulse to sit around an open flame and take refuge in it’s warmth and safety, or we may just seek an excuse to talk to each other instead of sitting around the TV. Whatever your […]