These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Enjoy the look of a real fireplace without tearing into your walls or rebuilding your home.
Here are some tips for prepping your fireplace for winter use as well as how to make sure it’s safe throughout the season.
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 […]
As the weather warms you’ve probably procrastinated cleaning out the ashes and soot from your fireplace in hoping that one more coldspell comes through and you’ll have a season-ending opportunity to get a roaring blaze going. But if you feel the time has come to clean out your fireplace, here’s […]
The fireplace is making a comeback thanks to better construction through the use of safer materials as well as more energy efficient models. Gas options have expanded and wood burning fireplaces no longer have to be as dirty or dangerous.